Strum Strum, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Strummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Strumming}.] [Probably of imitative origin. Cf. {Thrum}.] To play on an instrument of music, or as on an instrument, in an unskillful or noisy way; to thrum; as, to strum a piano. [1913 Webster]

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