strum


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strum

 (strŭm)
v. strummed, strum·ming, strums
v.tr.
1. To play (a stringed musical instrument) by stroking or brushing the strings: strum a banjo.
2. To play (music) on a stringed instrument in this way: strum chords on a guitar.
v.intr.
To play a stringed instrument by strumming.
n.
The act or sound of strumming.

[Perhaps imitative.]

strum′mer n.

strum

(strʌm)
vb, strums, strumming or strummed
1. (Music, other) to sound (the strings of a guitar, banjo, etc) with a downward or upward sweep of the thumb or of a plectrum
2. (Music, other) to play (chords, a tune, etc) in this way
[C18: probably of imitative origin; see thrum1]
ˈstrummer n

strum

(strʌm)

v. strummed, strum•ming,
n. v.t.
1. to play on (a stringed musical instrument) by running the fingers lightly across the strings.
2. to produce by such playing: to strum a tune.
v.i.
3. to strum a stringed instrument.
n.
4. an act, instance, or sound of strumming.
[1765–75; perhaps b. string and thrum1]
strum′mer, n.

strum


Past participle: strummed
Gerund: strumming

Imperative
strum
strum
Present
I strum
you strum
he/she/it strums
we strum
you strum
they strum
Preterite
I strummed
you strummed
he/she/it strummed
we strummed
you strummed
they strummed
Present Continuous
I am strumming
you are strumming
he/she/it is strumming
we are strumming
you are strumming
they are strumming
Present Perfect
I have strummed
you have strummed
he/she/it has strummed
we have strummed
you have strummed
they have strummed
Past Continuous
I was strumming
you were strumming
he/she/it was strumming
we were strumming
you were strumming
they were strumming
Past Perfect
I had strummed
you had strummed
he/she/it had strummed
we had strummed
you had strummed
they had strummed
Future
I will strum
you will strum
he/she/it will strum
we will strum
you will strum
they will strum
Future Perfect
I will have strummed
you will have strummed
he/she/it will have strummed
we will have strummed
you will have strummed
they will have strummed
Future Continuous
I will be strumming
you will be strumming
he/she/it will be strumming
we will be strumming
you will be strumming
they will be strumming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been strumming
you have been strumming
he/she/it has been strumming
we have been strumming
you have been strumming
they have been strumming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been strumming
you will have been strumming
he/she/it will have been strumming
we will have been strumming
you will have been strumming
they will have been strumming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been strumming
you had been strumming
he/she/it had been strumming
we had been strumming
you had been strumming
they had been strumming
Conditional
I would strum
you would strum
he/she/it would strum
we would strum
you would strum
they would strum
Past Conditional
I would have strummed
you would have strummed
he/she/it would have strummed
we would have strummed
you would have strummed
they would have strummed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.strum - sound of strummingstrum - sound of strumming; "the strum of a guitar"
sound - the sudden occurrence of an audible event; "the sound awakened them"
Verb1.strum - sound the strings of (a string instrument); "strum a guitar"
sound - cause to sound; "sound the bell"; "sound a certain note"

strum

verb pluck, twang, thrum, strike Vaska strummed away on his guitar.
Translations
brnkat
klimpre
kalimpálnyekereg
glamra
čirpintikliunkinti
plinkšķināttrinkšķināt
tıngırdatmak

strum

[strʌm]
A. VT [+ guitar etc] → rasguear
B. VIcencerrear

strum

[ˈstrʌm] vt [+ guitar] → gratter de

strum

vt tune, chordklimpern; guitarklimpern auf (+dat); to strum out a songein Liedchen klimpern
viklimpern (→ on auf +dat)

strum

[strʌm] vt (guitar) → strimpellare

strum

(stram) past tense, past participle strummed verb
to play especially noisily and unskilfully on a piano or stringed instrument. to strum a tune.
References in classic literature ?
After these secret scenes I chattered more than ever, going on volubly enough till one of our prodigious, palpable hushes occurred-- I can call them nothing else--the strange, dizzy lift or swim (I try for terms!) into a stillness, a pause of all life, that had nothing to do with the more or less noise that at the moment we might be engaged in making and that I could hear through any deepened exhilaration or quickened recitation or louder strum of the piano.
"Ah, there is Fred beginning to strum! I must go and hinder him from jarring all your nerves," said Rosamond, moving to the other side of the room, where Fred having opened the piano, at his father's desire, that Rosamond might give them some music, was parenthetically performing "Cherry Ripe!" with one hand.
STRING ALONG: Eleanor and Kerr with the mandolin and, right, Sir Paul strums it for Edith RICHARD PARKER
'I was gobsmacked.With every strum,another letter bit the dust.'
"Males create friendships with females with later reproductive benefits in mind," Strum says.
MATTHEW MACKLIN will become Ireland's fourth world title contender in less than six months when he challenges WBA middleweight champion Felix Strum in Germany on July 2.
Cash's virtual image will live on as Guitar Hero players can rock out on any instrument controller to "Ring Of Fire," and even unlock the ability to strum and sing along as the "Man in Black" himself in the all-new Electric Honky Tonk Bar venue.
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'But then I sat down, and I know this is going to sound a bit daft, I sat down and I said 'John Lennon, if you're there, send us a song' - and lo and behold I started to strum these chords that I'd never strummed before.
He didn't set any track records in his supercar, but he was determined to strum a few on stage.
ANDY LEE is closing in on a shot at WBA middleweight champion of the world Felix Strum.
They harmonise beautifully, strum in a pleasant manner and although some of their songs do hint towards the dreaded 90s angst, they are still delivered with a toothy smile from the bass player and gentle chords from the organ/keyboard at the back.