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thrum

verb \ ˈthrəm \

Definition of thrum

thrummed; thrumming
intransitive verb
1 :to sound with a monotonous hum
2 :to play or pluck a stringed instrument idly :strum
transitive verb
1 :to play (something, such as a stringed instrument) in an idle or relaxed manner
2 :to recite tiresomely or monotonously

Origin and Etymology of thrum

imitative


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thrum

noun

Definition of thrum

:the monotonous sound of thrumming

First Known Use of thrum

1798


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thrum

noun

Definition of thrum

1 a (1) :a fringe of warp threads left on the loom after the cloth has been removed
(2) :one of these warp threads
b :a tuft or short piece of rope yarn used in thrumming canvas usually used in plural
2 :a hair, fiber, or threadlike leaf on a plant; also :a tuft or fringe of such structures

thrum

adjective

Origin and Etymology of thrum

Middle English, from Old English -thrum (in tungethrum ligament of the tongue); akin to Old High German drum fragment


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thrum

verb

Definition of thrum

thrummed; thrumming
transitive verb
1 :to furnish with thrums :fringe
2 :to insert short pieces of rope yarn or spun yarn in (a piece of canvas) to make a rough surface or a mat which can be wrapped about rigging to prevent chafing

First Known Use of thrum

15th century


THRUM Defined for Kids

thrum

verb \ ˈthrəm \

Definition of thrum for Students

thrummed; thrumming
:to play a stringed instrument idly :strum


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