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English Dictionary: thrum by the DICT Development Group
5 results for thrum
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. a thrumming sound; "he could hear the thrum of a banjo"
  1. sound with a monotonous hum
    Synonym(s): hum, thrum
  2. sound the strings of (a string instrument); "strum a guitar"
    Synonym(s): strum, thrum
  3. make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
    Synonym(s): drum, beat, thrum
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrum \Thrum\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thrummed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      1. To furnish with thrums; to insert tufts in; to fringe.
                     Are we born to thrum caps or pick straw? --Quarles.
      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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrum \Thrum\, v. i. [CF. Icel. [?]ruma to rattle, to thunder,
      and E. drum.]
      1. To play rudely or monotonously on a stringed instrument
            with the fingers; to strum.
      2. Hence, to make a monotonous drumming noise; as, to thrum
            on a table.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrum \Thrum\, v. t.
      1. To play, as a stringed instrument, in a rude or monotonous
      2. Hence, to drum on; to strike in a monotonous manner; to
            thrum the table.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Thrum \Thrum\, n. [OE. thrum, throm; akin to OD. drom, D. dreum,
      G. trumm, lump, end, fragment, OHG. drum end, Icel.
      [?]r[94]mr edge, brim, and L. terminus a limit, term. Cf.
      {Term}.] [Written also {thrumb}.]
      1. One of the ends of weaver's threads; hence, any soft,
            short threads or tufts resembling these.
      2. Any coarse yarn; an unraveled strand of rope.
      3. (Bot.) A threadlike part of a flower; a stamen.
      4. (Mining) A shove out of place; a small displacement or
            fault along a seam.
      5. (Naut.) A mat made of canvas and tufts of yarn.
      {Thrum cap}, a knitted cap. --Halliwell.
      {Thrum hat}, a hat made of coarse woolen cloth. --Minsheu.
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