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synonyms for strumming

  • pick
  • pluck
  • plunk
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How to use strumming in a sentence

The accompaniment was a simple strumming on a harp of very few strings, and was hardly more than the beating of time.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
From a corner came the notes of a piano-organ strumming out a stirring march of Rossini's.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
It shows the true Spain, and not merely the conventional one of strumming guitars and jingling mule bells.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL. 15VARIOUS
He contented himself with strumming a melancholy air on his guitar: you know that is his resource in embarrassing circumstances.
THE GOLD-SEEKERSGUSTAVE AIMARD
Sard, strumming a few chords on the piano, looked thoughtfully at her aunt.
UNDER THE LAWEDWINA STANTON BABCOCK
I got up and walked slowly to the harpsichord, at which Hubert was lolling and strumming.
PENELOPE BRANDLINGVERNON LEE
The facetious cousin was strumming in the next room, trying over a Venetian song which the naval captain had taught her.
VANITASVERNON LEE
A faint twilight crept into her cell, and she thought she caught the strumming of the crickets night song outside.
THE ADVENTURES OF MAYA THE BEEWALDEMAR BONSELS
Rosa sat strumming her guitar idly, and musing upon the events of the past few months.
DOWN THE MOTHER LODEVIVIA HEMPHILL
The back door of the sod-house opened, and through the night stillness floated the faint strumming of a guitar.
OH, YOU TEX!WILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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