Definition of strum verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

strum

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//strʌm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//strʌm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they strum
BrE BrE//strʌm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//strʌm//
 
he / she / it strums
BrE BrE//strʌmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//strʌmz//
 
past simple strummed
BrE BrE//strʌmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//strʌmd//
 
past participle strummed
BrE BrE//strʌmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//strʌmd//
 
-ing form strumming
BrE BrE//ˈstrʌmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈstrʌmɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] strum (on) something to play a guitar or similar instrument by moving your fingers up and down across the strings As she sang she strummed on a guitar. Word Origin late 18th cent.: imitative.
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