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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.
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Thirty-five pounds a-year, and extra pay for teaching the smallest strummers at the piano."
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The group are singer and guitarist Gary Lammin and bassist Martin Stacey who cut their teeth in the Joe Strummer-produced Little Roosters and Generation X precursors Chelsea respectively, while recent recruit Chris Musto (drums) has played with Johnny Thunders, Joe Strummer and Nico.
Strummer -- whose real name was John Mellor, although for a time he went only by "Woody" as a tribute to folk singer Woody Guthrie -- lived much of his 50 years as a fiery iconoclast, seemingly intent on aping his heroes before he'd go on to become one for the next generation of musicians.
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LEADER of the Clash and inspiration to countless bands, including the likes of U2 and Manic Street Preachers, Joe Strummer, pictured, was at once a political revolutionary and one of the most iconic musical pioneers of all time.
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