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thrum1 / [unvoicedth]rəm/ • v. (thrummed , thrum·ming ) [intr.] make a continuous rhythmic humming sound: the boat's huge engines thrummed in his ears. ∎  [tr.] strum (the strings of a musical instrument) in a rhythmic way. • n. [usu. in sing.] a continuous rhythmic humming sound: the steady thrum of rain on the windows. thrum2 • n. (in weaving) an unwoven end of a warp thread, or a fringe of such ends, left in the loom when the finished cloth is cut away. ∎  any short loose thread. • v. (thrummed , thrum·ming ) [tr.] cover or adorn (cloth or clothing) with ends of thread. DERIVATIVES: thrum·mer n. thrum·my adj.

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thrum1 end of a warp-thread left unwoven, short piece of waste thread. XIV. repr. OE. þrum in (under)tungeþrum ligament of the tongue = MDu. drom, drum (Du. dreum thrum), OHG., MHG. drum end-piece, remnant (G. trumm), f. Gmc. *þrum- *þram-; the IE. base *trm- is repr. also by L. terminus, Gr. térma end.

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thrum2 play on a stringed instrument XVI; strum upon XVII; recite in singsong fashion; drum (on) XVIII. of imit. orig.

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a band; a troop; a crowded area; a bundle of arrows, 1450.

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thrumbecome, benumb, Brum, bum, chum, come, crumb, cum, drum, dumb, glum, gum, ho-hum, hum, Kara Kum, lum, mum, numb, plum, plumb, Rhum, rhumb, rum, scrum, scum, slum, some, strum, stum, succumb, sum, swum, thrum, thumb, tum, yum-yum •natatorium •stumblebum • dumdum • bubblegum •outcome • sugarplum • lanthanum •kettledrum • breadcrumb • humdrum •eardrum

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