Synonyms of 'strum'
pluckDictionary, twang, thrum
If you pluck a guitar or other musical instrument, you pull the strings with your fingers and let them go, so that they make a sound.
Vaska strummed away on his guitar.
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Thesaurus for strum from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you strum a stringed instrument such as a guitar, you play it by moving your fingers backwards and forwards across the strings.