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v. thrummed, thrum·ming, thrums
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.
1. Music To strum idly on a stringed instrument.
2. To speak in a monotonous tone of voice; drone.
A thrumming sound.
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).]
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1. the act of thrumming
2. the sound of thrumming
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