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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 ?
Thirty-five pounds a-year, and extra pay for teaching the smallest strummers at the piano."
THE 2016 Ukulele Festival organised by local group Spa Strummers and held at Warwick Racecourse raised PS500 for Air Ambulance, a charity that is totally reliant on public donations.
The Spa Strummers and Air Ambulance (Warwickshire and Northampton) send huge thanks to all those who attended, supported and sponsored the festival and made the contribution possible.
But now he has vowed to learn a few chords so he can play with Halesowen Ukulele Group Strummers on Sunday eveningat Halesowen Athletic and Cycling Club's Christmas party.
Plenty of strummers will be using their hands at the WOW Hall on Saturday so that local skaters can use their feet soon at a new park.
Pic doesn't speculate on whether the impact of his brother's affiliation with neo-Nazis and sudden suicide may have informed Strummers later impassioned songs against Nazism and England's racist National Front.
Don't forget the folk festivals and their gaggle of gaytarists--among the strummers crisscrossing the country are the Indigo Girls and Melissa Ferrick.
My fear is not that my generation (I was born in 1953) won't have our own music to listen to when we reach the nursing home, but that it will be performed by the same second-rate guitar strummers who have "entertained" my facilities for the past 20 years.
A dynasty builder, Wilson has propagated fathers, mothers, entrepreneurs, idlers, lovers, brothers, fancy and taciturn women, tinsmiths, trumpet blowers, porters, mendicant merchants, visionaries, ministers, guitar strummers, singers, veterans of war, tricksters, laborers, hopeful but sad-browed children, and tragic, passionate dreamers.
Dave Jenkins, from Spa Strummers, said: "This year's festival will be supporting the Air Ambulance Service, the racecourse's chosen charity for the year."
Spa Strummers have teamed up with The Newbold Comyn Arms to put on the free concert which has already attracted players from all over the country.
But a change is doubtless as good as a rest and he is currently on tour as the centrepiece of a trio involving Martin Slattery and Scott Shields, who played respectively with Black Grape and Gun before teaming up in Joe Strummers' Mescaleros.