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thrum 1

 (thrŭm)
v. thrummed, thrum·ming, thrums
v.tr.
1. Music To play (a stringed instrument) idly or monotonously: thrummed a guitar.
2. To speak, repeat, or recite in a monotonous tone of voice; drone.
v.intr.
1. Music To strum idly on a stringed instrument.
2. To speak in a monotonous tone of voice; drone.
n.
A thrumming sound.

[Imitative.]

thrum 2

 (thrŭm)
n.
1.
a. The fringe of warp threads left on a loom after the cloth has been cut off.
b. One of these threads.
2. A loose end, fringe, or tuft of thread or wool.
tr.v. thrummed, thrum·ming, thrums
1. To cover or trim with thrums; fringe.
2. To knit thrums into (mittens, hats, or socks).

[Middle English, from Old English -thrum, ligament (in tungethrum, ligament of the tongue).]

thrum

(θrʌm)
vb, thrums, thrumming or thrummed
1. (Music, other) to strum rhythmically but without expression on (a musical instrument)
2. (intr) to drum incessantly: rain thrummed on the roof.
3. to repeat (something) monotonously
n
a repetitive strumming or recitation
[C16: of imitative origin]
ˈthrummer n

thrum

(θrʌm) textiles
n
1. (Textiles)
a. any of the unwoven ends of warp thread remaining on the loom when the web has been removed
b. such ends of thread collectively
2. (Textiles) a fringe or tassel of short unwoven threads
vb, thrums, thrumming or thrummed
(Textiles) (tr) to trim with thrums
[C14: from Old English; related to Old High German drum remnant, Dutch dreum]

thrum1

(θrʌm)

v. thrummed, thrum•ming,
n. v.i.
1. to pluck the strings of a guitar or other stringed instrument, esp. idly; strum.
2. to sound when thrummed on, as a guitar.
3. to drum or tap idly with the fingers.
v.t.
4. to play (a stringed instrument or a melody) by plucking the strings, esp. idly; strum.
5. to drum or tap idly on.
n.
6. a dull, monotonous sound.
[1545–55; imitative]
thrum′mer, n.

thrum2

(θrʌm)

n., v. thrummed, thrum•ming. n.
1. one of the ends of the warp threads in a loom, left unwoven and remaining attached to the loom when the web is cut off.
2. thrums, the row or fringe of such threads.
3.
a. any short piece of waste thread or yarn.
b. a tuft or fringe of such pieces.
v.t.
4. to furnish or cover with thrums, ends of thread, or tufts.
[before 1000; Middle English throm end-piece, Old English -thrum, in tungethrum ligament of the tongue, c. Old High German drum end-piece; akin to Old Norse thrǫmr brim, edge]

Thrum

 a band; a troop; a crowded area; a bundle of arrows, 1450.

thrum


Past participle: thrummed
Gerund: thrumming

Imperative
thrum
thrum
Present
I thrum
you thrum
he/she/it thrums
we thrum
you thrum
they thrum
Preterite
I thrummed
you thrummed
he/she/it thrummed
we thrummed
you thrummed
they thrummed
Present Continuous
I am thrumming
you are thrumming
he/she/it is thrumming
we are thrumming
you are thrumming
they are thrumming
Present Perfect
I have thrummed
you have thrummed
he/she/it has thrummed
we have thrummed
you have thrummed
they have thrummed
Past Continuous
I was thrumming
you were thrumming
he/she/it was thrumming
we were thrumming
you were thrumming
they were thrumming
Past Perfect
I had thrummed
you had thrummed
he/she/it had thrummed
we had thrummed
you had thrummed
they had thrummed
Future
I will thrum
you will thrum
he/she/it will thrum
we will thrum
you will thrum
they will thrum
Future Perfect
I will have thrummed
you will have thrummed
he/she/it will have thrummed
we will have thrummed
you will have thrummed
they will have thrummed
Future Continuous
I will be thrumming
you will be thrumming
he/she/it will be thrumming
we will be thrumming
you will be thrumming
they will be thrumming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thrumming
you have been thrumming
he/she/it has been thrumming
we have been thrumming
you have been thrumming
they have been thrumming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thrumming
you will have been thrumming
he/she/it will have been thrumming
we will have been thrumming
you will have been thrumming
they will have been thrumming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thrumming
you had been thrumming
he/she/it had been thrumming
we had been thrumming
you had been thrumming
they had been thrumming
Conditional
I would thrum
you would thrum
he/she/it would thrum
we would thrum
you would thrum
they would thrum
Past Conditional
I would have thrummed
you would have thrummed
he/she/it would have thrummed
we would have thrummed
you would have thrummed
they would have thrummed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thrum - a thrumming sound; "he could hear the thrum of a banjo"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.thrum - sound with a monotonous hum
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
2.thrum - sound the strings of (a string instrument); "strum a guitar"
sound - cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"
3.thrum - make a rhythmic soundthrum - make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
beat - indicate by beating, as with the fingers or drumsticks; "Beat the rhythm"
sound, go - make a certain noise or sound; "She went `Mmmmm'"; "The gun went `bang'"
Translations

thrum

[θrʌm]
A. VT [+ guitar] → rasguear, rasguear las cuerdas de
B. VI [wings of bird] → producir un aleteo vibrante; [machine, engine] → producir un sonido vibrante

thrum

vt guitarklimpern auf (+dat), → schlagen; tuneklimpern (auf der Gitarre etc); he thrummed the desk with his fingers, he thrummed his fingers on the desker trommelte mit seinen Fingern auf der Schreibtischplatte
vi (on guitar) → klimpern; (air conditioning)summen
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Heedless of the smoke and mud and wet, and of her two long journeys, she was gazing at it, as if the heavy thrum that issued from its many stories were proud music to her.
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And to complete it all his horse stumbled upon several large broods of half-grown quail, and the air was filled with the thrum of their flight.
It's boiled hard, brother, and colored with thrums, very pretty; it was done o' purpose for Maggie.
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with the scratch of beak and claw, thrum of a hundred waiting wings.