verb (used with object), strummed, strum·ming.
verb (used without object), strummed, strum·ming.
- struggle bus,
- struggle for existence,
- struma lymphomatosa,
- struma ovarii,
Origin of strum1
Origin of strum2
Examples from the Web for strum
An airy acoustic guitar begins to strum; a synthesized orchestra begins to swell.‘Reflektor’ Makes Arcade Fire the Biggest Band in the World|Andrew Romano|October 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When Guy answered affirmatively, the stranger brought Guy to his apartment to strum some tunes for his wife.
The Colonel had reseated himself in his hammock, and had begun to strum the jarana again, with more power than accuracy.The Rebel Chief|Gustave Aimard
If one hears in the distance an almost heavenly music, it is the song of a lady to the strum of a guitar.Chats on Japanese Prints|Arthur Davison Ficke
We pack off our sons to cram themselves with Greek and Latin, and put our daughters down to strum at the piano.They and I|Jerome K. Jerome
The guitar goes on—strum—strum—strum—a low monotonous jingle, just two or three chords.
And without waiting an answer he began to strum the symphony.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 4 (of 25)|Robert Louis Stevenson
verb strums, strumming or strummed
Word Origin for strum
1775, possibly imitative of the sound of running the fingers across the strings of a musical instrument. Related: Strummed; strumming.