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  • n  a thrumming sound
    he could hear the thrum of a banjo
  • v  sound with a monotonous hum
  • v  sound the strings of (a string instrument)
  • v  make a rhythmic sound

  • The role of mass electronics was rather weird, causing the McLuhanesque web to thrum with a new note.
  • As the minutes wore down and the French still couldn't produce an equalizer, the thrum grew ever louder.
  • Ideally, it should be taken out on a back screen porch on a warm afternoon, with a glass of cool lemonade and an old Western Electric circulating fan to thrum back and forth.
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  • VIDEO: Red Hook grads recall small-town feeling
    RED HOOK - Sitting out in front of the Linden Avenue Middle School, all in attendance watched the two-hour Red Hook High School graduation ceremony amidst a gentle thrum of cicadas.
    June 22, 2013 - Poughkeepsie Journal

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