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  • v. Present participle of strum.
  • n. The action of the verb to strum


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  • Lorimer had no pretense to musical talent; asked, he confessed he could "strum a little," and he seemed to see the evident wonder and admiration he awakened in the minds of many to whom such "strumming" as his was infinitely more delightful than more practiced, finished playing.


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  • On acoustic, he uses a very rhythmic, pulsating kind of strumming that accentuates the lyrics.

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  • Steve and I and several passengers step downstairs to investigate, and stumble into a full-blown birthday bash, rich with cranberry juice and vodka, dancing, banjo strumming, serenading, and Ilona, standing decorously in the center of it all in a white dress soaking in the spotlight.

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  • Somewhere along the way he learned to play the fiddle, strumming his tunes with his stories.

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  • By the early years of grade school, he's strumming a guitar and singing songs off the radio.

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  • Inside the cervecerίa there are couples making out, fingers strumming a guitar, a voice singing, mohawks twinned in earnest discussion, play and sound, muggy lighting.

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  • I screamed as I burst into the studio, where Cathy was strumming a guitar.

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  • She is the mother of two beautiful children and divides her time between strumming guitar on tour with the band and toting two toddlers to Mommy and Me music classes.

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  • Particularly to a heritage-listed bridge called the Admiralbrücke, which has become a magnet for fashionable tourists strumming guitars, slugging beer and wearing their waistbands too low.

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