Synonyms for strum

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Being able to strum on the mandoline settled it for me, and jolly thankful I was, too.

She is ingenious, She used to strum ballads to the moon on my adolescent nerves.

I'm made to strum on the piano for an hour every day, but I hate it.

He shifted his stool towards the middle of the piano and began to strum again.

It had not the harps of the trees to strum on, but it made shift with the corners of the houses.

I have all the more right to talk of music because I do not strum on the piano as you do.

Almost every working-man has his girls taught to strum the piano.

So persuaded was the poor fellow of this, that he did nothing all night but jangle and strum away.

Angel was the possessor of a flute-like treble, and he could strum some sort of accompaniment on the piano to any song.

The appealing middle phrase is all disguised in strum as of dance.

WORD ORIGIN

1775, possibly imitative of the sound of running the fingers across the strings of a musical instrument. Related: Strummed; strumming.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STRUM

drone

verbmaking noise continuously
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