Definition of Strum

1. Noun. Sound of strumming. "The strum of a guitar"

Generic synonyms: Sound



2. Verb. Sound the strings of (a string instrument). "Strum a guitar"
Exact synonyms: Thrum
Generic synonyms: Sound
Derivative terms: Thrum

Definition of Strum

1. v. t. & i. To play on an instrument of music, or as on an instrument, in an unskillful or noisy way; to thrum; as, to strum a piano.

Definition of Strum

1. Verb. To play a guitar or other stringed instrument using various strings simultaneously. ¹

2. Noun. The sound made by playing various strings of a stringed instrument simultaneously. ¹

3. Noun. The act of strumming. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Strum

1. to play a stringed instrument by running the fingers lightly across the strings [v STRUMMED, STRUMMING, STRUMS]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Strum

structurize
strude
strudel
strudels
strudes
struggle
struggle-buggy
struggled
struggler
strugglers
struggles
struggling
strugglingly
strull
strulls
strum (current term)
struma
strumae
strumas
strumatic
strumbled
strummed
strummel
strummels
strummer
strummers
strumming
strummings
strummy
strumose

Literary usage of Strum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The St. Gregory Hymnal and Catholic Choir Book by Nicola A Montani, Society of St. Gregory of America (1920)
"ce-de ad Do-mi-num De . urn no-strum, in - ter- à J. ... um JJJ iJ J -Í 4 Jm í r no - strum , ad Do-mi-num De- à ^ - strum f ..."

2. Classical Philology by University of Chicago press, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"'Grammarians' illustrations are no-strum, ve-strum, ... 96 E; plo-strum, lu-strant, capi-strum, clau-strum, ra-strum, campe-stre, ..."

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