Thrum Thrum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrummed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Thrumming}.] 1. To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe. [1913 Webster]

Are we born to thrum caps or pick straw? --Quarles. [1913 Webster]

2. (Naut.) To insert short pieces of rope-yarn or spun yarn in; as, to thrum a piece of canvas, or a mat, thus making a rough or tufted surface. --Totten. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • thrumming — ˈthrəmiŋ, mēŋ noun ( s) Etymology: thrum (I) + ing : a mass of tufts or short pieces of rope yarn used in thrumming canvas * * * thrummˈing noun and adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑thrum …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrumming — Synonyms and related words: beating, birring, bombilation, bombinating, bombination, booming, burring, buzzing, clicking, droning, drumming, fluttering, hum, humming, low rumbling, palpitant, pounding, purring, spattering, spluttering, sputtering …   Moby Thesaurus

  • thrumming — θrÊŒm v. strum a guitar; knock …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thrumming — thrum·ming …   English syllables

  • thrum — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English thrum (in tungethrum ligament of the tongue); akin to Old High German drum fragment Date: 14th century 1. a. (1) a fringe of warp threads left on the loom after the cloth has been removed (2)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thrum — I. /θrʌm / (say thrum) verb (thrummed, thrumming) –verb (i) 1. to play on a stringed instrument, as a guitar, by plucking the strings, especially in an idle, monotonous, or unskilful manner. 2. to sound when thrummed on, as a guitar, etc. 3. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • thrum — thrum1 [thrum] n. [ME < OE (in comp.), ligament, akin to Ger trumm < IE base * ter , to pass over, cross > TRANS , TERM2] 1. a) the row of warp thread ends left on a loom when the web is cut off b) any of these ends …   English World dictionary

  • thrum — thrum1 thrummer, n. /thrum/, v., thrummed, thrumming, n. v.i. 1. to play on a stringed instrument, as a guitar, by plucking the strings, esp. in an idle, monotonous, or unskillful manner; strum. 2. to sound when thrummed on, as a guitar or… …   Universalium

  • thrum — thrum1 verb (thrums, thrumming, thrummed) make a continuous rhythmic humming sound. ↘strum (the strings of a musical instrument) in a rhythmic way. noun a continuous rhythmic humming sound. Origin C16: imitative. thrum2 noun (in weaving) an… …   English new terms dictionary

  • thrum — verb thrummed, thrumming (I, T) to make a low sound like something beating or shaking: the deep thrumming of the engine …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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