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thrum

play
verb \ˈthrəm\

Definition of thrum

thrummed

;

thrumming

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to sound with a monotonous hum

  3. 2 :  to play or pluck a stringed instrument idly :  strum

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to play (something, such as a stringed instrument) in an idle or relaxed manner

  6. 2 :  to recite tiresomely or monotonously

Origin and Etymology of thrum

imitative


First Known Use: 1592


2

thrum

noun

Definition of thrum

  1. :  the monotonous sound of thrumming

1798

First Known Use of thrum

1798


3

thrum

noun

Definition of thrum

  1. 1a (1) :  a fringe of warp threads left on the loom after the cloth has been removed (2) :  one of these warp threadsb :  a tuft or short piece of rope yarn used in thrumming canvas —usually used in pluralc :  bit, particle

  2. 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


First Known Use: 14th century


4

thrum

verb

Definition of thrum

thrummed

;

thrumming

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to furnish with thrums :  fringe

  3. 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

15th Century

First Known Use of thrum

15th century


THRUM Defined for Kids

thrum

play
verb \ˈthrəm\

Definition of thrum for Students

thrummed

;

thrumming

  1. :  to play a stringed instrument idly :  strum



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