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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THRUM

She heard the thrum of the string, and then a piercing scream.

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

The man on the table who held the guitar began to thrum on the instrument.

Perhaps he has returned from another world to thrum a harp, or it may be only a banjo.

I knelt on the deck and listened to the thrum of the diesel engines.

His hands trembled as he continued to thrum upon the strings.

The Micrad was using its deranging ray: we could hear the thrum of it.

Ships there are swaying, Into the distance, Thrum of the cordage, Slap of the sails.

The thrum of the motor stuttered a little on the last upward turn.

In a minute the thrum of the boat's exhaust arose as she got under way.

WORD ORIGIN

"play a stringed instrument," 1590s, from the noun (1550s), of imitative origin. Related: Thrummed; thrumming.

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