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Meaning of THRUM

Pronunciation:  thrum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a thrumming sound; "he could hear the thrum of a banjo"
  2. [v]  make a rhythmic sound; "Rain drummed against the windshield"; "The drums beat all night"
  3. [v]  sound the strings of (a guitar or similar string instrument)
  4. [v]  sound with a monotonous hum

THRUM is a 5 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: beat, drum, hum, strum
 See Also: go, sound, sound



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thrum\, n. [OE. thrum, throm; akin to OD. drom, D. dreum,
    G. trumm, lump, end, fragment, OHG. drum end, Icel. ?r["o]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.
  2. \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.
  3. \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.
  4. \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.