Meaning of strum

strum

Pronunciation: (strum), [key]
— v., n. strummed, strum•ming,
—v.t.
  1. to play on (a stringed musical instrument) by running the fingers lightly across the strings.
  2. to produce (notes, a melody, etc.) by such playing: to strum a tune.
—v.i.
  1. to play on a stringed musical instrument by running the fingers lightly across the strings.
—n.
  1. the act of strumming.
  2. the sound produced by strumming.

strum

Pronunciation: (strum), [key]
— n.
  1. a strainer, as at the inlet of a system of tubing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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