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strum

 
 
pronunciation:
struhm
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: strums, strumming, strummed
definition: to play by running the fingers in a light way across the strings.
I strum my guitar whenever I feel sad.
 
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act, instance, or sound of strumming.
I listened for the strum of the guitar in the next room.