\ ˈtəm \
tummed; tummed; tumming; tums

Definition of tum

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : to card (wool) as a preliminary to finer carding
2 : to open or tease out (wool) before carding

tum

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of tum (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : the sound of a plucked string (as of a banjo)
2 : the sound of a drum
\ " \
tummed; tummed; tumming; tums

Definition of tum (Entry 3 of 3)

: to make a tum or tum-tum

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History and Etymology for tum

Transitive verb

origin unknown

Noun

imitative

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“Tum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tum. Accessed 15 Apr. 2021.

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