[ struhm ]
/ strʌm /
verb (used with object), strummed, strum·ming.
to play on (a stringed musical instrument) by running the fingers lightly across the strings.
to produce (notes, a melody, etc.) by such playing: to strum a tune.
verb (used without object), strummed, strum·ming.
to play on a stringed musical instrument by running the fingers lightly across the strings.
the act of strumming.
the sound produced by strumming.
Words nearby strum
OTHER WORDS FROM strumstrum·mer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for strummer
/ (strʌm) /
verb strums, strumming or strummed
to sound (the strings of a guitar, banjo, etc) with a downward or upward sweep of the thumb or of a plectrum
to play (chords, a tune, etc) in this way
Derived forms of strumstrummer, noun
Word Origin for strum
C18: probably of imitative origin; see thrum 1
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