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noun as in thread

verb as in drone

verb as in drum

verb as in hum

verb as in pulsate

verb as in pulsate/pulse

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Example Sentences

Fusing R&B sounds with electro-pop production throws songs into a softer focus, and her vocals are often layered over the thrum of a steady bass or drum as she whispers about the inner dimensions and complexity of love and adolescence.

Work can kill your soul, but the stories in this collection thrum with life.

They had not heard the thrum of the motors on the roadway outside.

Dee could thrum out an accompaniment, if it happened to be a very simple one with only one or two changes.

When he touches Rossetti's lute his melody is blurred by the thrum of the strings that the Italian's fingers have so lately left.

Stella looked and listened until there was but a faint thrum far up the lake.

Some thrum a musical instrument the livelong day, and, when they wake at night, proceed at once to their musical performance.


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On this page you'll find 113 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thrum, such as: cord, cotton, filament, silk, strand, and string.

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