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strum
also: -mm-
American English: /strəm/
British English: /strʌm/

Translation of strum in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • (guitar/banjo/tune)
    Example sentences
    • He placed his fingers on some strings, and strummed the instrument.
    • He began to strum his guitar strings gently to the tune of ‘Meant For You.’
    • I followed the sound of his fingers strumming the guitar strings and his smooth voice singing lyrics that I couldn't understand.
    Example sentences
    • He strummed a slow tune, his rich baritone filling the air.
    • I'm strumming a tune on my morin khuur and I'm reading DC Comics Superman / Batman #17.
    • Before long he looked up and strummed a little tune like he had at the café when I'd been severely annoyed.

intransitive verb

  • to strum on something
    rasguear algo
    he sat strumming on his guitar
    estaba sentado rasgueando la guitarra
    Example sentences
    • He picked up his guitar and started strumming away while singing his song.
    • "That stuff don't matter, " I'd say as I strummed away.
    • She nodded, her fingers still strumming lazily.

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