Thrum Definition

thrŭm
thrummed, thrumming, thrums
verb
thrummed, thrumming, thrums
To thrum a guitar, etc.
Webster's New World
To play (a stringed instrument) idly or monotonously.
Thrummed a guitar.
American Heritage
To provide with or make of thrums; fringe.
Webster's New World
To speak, repeat, or recite in a monotonous tone of voice; drone.
American Heritage
To knit thrums into (mittens, hats, or socks).
American Heritage
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noun
thrums
The row of warp thread ends left on a loom when the web is cut off.
Webster's New World
Any of these ends.
Webster's New World
One of these threads.
American Heritage
A thrumming or the sound of this.
Webster's New World
Any short end thread or fringe.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Thrum

Noun

Singular:
thrum
Plural:
thrums

Origin of Thrum

  • From Icelandic or Old Norse þrömr (“edge, brim") (whence also Danish tromme); compare German Trumm. Cognate to Albanian thrumbe (“kind of shrub").

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English from Old English -thrum ligament (in tungethrum ligament of the tongue)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Imitative

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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