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THRUM (thrummed, thrumming)

 Dictionary entry overview: What does thrum mean? 

THRUM (noun)
  The noun THRUM has 1 sense:

1. a thrumming sound

  Familiarity information: THRUM used as a noun is very rare.


THRUM (verb)
  The verb THRUM has 3 senses:

1. sound with a monotonous hum
2. sound the strings of (a string instrument)
3. make a rhythmic sound

  Familiarity information: THRUM used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


THRUM (noun)


Sense 1thrum [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A thrumming sound

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

he could hear the thrum of a banjo

Hypernyms ("thrum" is a kind of...):

sound (the sudden occurrence of an audible event)


THRUM (verb)


Sense 1thrum [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sound with a monotonous hum

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

thrum; hum

Hypernyms (to "thrum" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

Cars thrum in the streets
The streets thrum with cars


Sense 2thrum [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sound the strings of (a string instrument)

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

strum; thrum

Context example:

strum a guitar

Hypernyms (to "thrum" is one way to...):

sound (cause to sound)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3thrum [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a rhythmic sound

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

drum; thrum; beat

Context examples:

Rain drummed against the windshield / The drums beat all night

Hypernyms (to "thrum" is one way to...):

go; sound (make a certain noise or sound)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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