When Guy answered affirmatively, the stranger brought Guy to his apartment to strum some tunes for his wife.
An airy acoustic guitar begins to strum; a synthesized orchestra begins to swell.
strum or Thrum should be used, and not drum, when the noisy and unskillful fingering of a musical instrument is meant.
Being able to strum on the mandoline settled it for me, and jolly thankful I was, too.
It had not the harps of the trees to strum on, but it made shift with the corners of the houses.
I have all the more right to talk of music because I do not strum on the piano as you do.
Almost every working-man has his girls taught to strum the piano.
Angel was the possessor of a flute-like treble, and he could strum some sort of accompaniment on the piano to any song.
We pack off our sons to cram themselves with Greek and Latin, and put our daughters down to strum at the piano.
I got the banjo-player to strum the piece over again, and I bought drinks for the crowd.
1775, possibly imitative of the sound of running the fingers across the strings of a musical instrument. Related: Strummed; strumming.