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thrum (v.)

"play a stringed instrument," 1590s, from the noun (1550s), of imitative origin. Related: Thrummed; thrumming.

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Definitions of thrum from WordNet
1
thrum (v.)
sound with a monotonous hum;
Synonyms: hum
thrum (v.)
sound the strings of (a stringed instrument);
Synonyms: strum
thrum (v.)
make a rhythmic sound;
Synonyms: drum / beat
2
thrum (n.)
a thrumming sound;
he could hear the thrum of a banjo
From wordnet.princeton.edu