He strummed the guitar as “if he were fully clothed and in front of a crowd of thousands,” remembered the actress.
He had his guitar, and as soon as he settled into the sofa he strummed a few chords.
I cautiously picked up the instrument, strummed a few chords, closed my eyes, and sang.
He settled his shaky fingers on the guitar strings, strummed a chord, fell silent, sighed, then rallied.
One strummed a lute, and they were singing together in Latin.
An instrument on which the keynote is strummed to accompany singing.
One negro began chanting while the other strummed carelessly on the guitar.
There were girls to be loved, dances to be danced, and guitars to be strummed.
That worthy gentleman was perfectly mad: he bounded like a wild colt, and strummed his guitar furiously.
In the evenings Pasa sat by the window in the room next to the one where they drank, and strummed dreamily upon her guitar.
1775, possibly imitative of the sound of running the fingers across the strings of a musical instrument. Related: Strummed; strumming.