To play on an instrument of music, or as on an instrument, in an unskillful or noisy way; to thrum; as, to strum a piano.
- To play (a stringed musical instrument) by stroking or brushing the strings: strum a banjo.
- To play (music) on a stringed instrument in this way: strum chords on a guitar.
- To play a stringed instrument by strumming.
- The act or sound of strumming.