- 1A long, narrow cut or depression, especially one made to guide motion or receive a corresponding ridge.More example sentences
- And that is why we are having a very hard look at the grooves on club-faces right now.
- You see the city as a solid mass in which there have been carved narrow grooves, criss-crossing this stone block thousands of times.
- Some of these channels were as wide as rivers, others narrow grooves.
- 1.1A spiral track cut in a phonograph record, into which the stylus fits.More example sentences
- They may rely on as simple an explanation as that of a print of a coin in wax, or they may, like Wittgenstein, use examples such as the structural analogy between music and the groove in a gramophone record.
- Anyway, the way it worked was that this needle scratched around the grooves of the disc and the vibrations were translated into sound.
- Of course, the smaller groove also required a smaller needle, and that, too, was made possible by World War II materials technology.
- 1.2 Climbing An indentation where two planes of rock meet at an angle of more than 120°.More example sentences
- Climb the groove on rock then grass until you are level with a scary looking traverse back to the left.
- Climb the crack / grooves with continual interest until the top - at the top either continue vertically or traverse leftwards around the bulge.
- Continue up the groove / cracks finishing more easily up the right-facing corner.
- 2An established routine or habit: his thoughts were slipping into a familiar grooveMore example sentences
- Like any habit, once a groove is established, it is often difficult to change, and changing is even harder if it means you'll have to use less weight.
- His texts resist settling into established grooves of interpretation, and continue to engage new readers because this powerful, animated, and sometimes contradictory thinking lies so close to the surface.
- But that will - it will get me into the work groove.
- 3 • informal A rhythmic pattern in popular or jazz music: the groove laid down by the drummer and bassist is tough and funkyMore example sentences
- Consequently, the music and grooves are the same jazzy funk that this erstwhile folksinger has been exploring over her past few albums.
- Many of the pieces ride on spare, quietly insistent pulses that owe as much to dub or African grooves as to jazz.
- The dual vocals over heavy groove riffs and head-nodding rhythms are as fluid as ever.
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- 1 [with object] Make a groove or grooves in: deep lines grooved her faceMore example sentences
- Bare hills and mountains are grooved with swirling lines of erosion while an almost endless ribbon of palms meanders from one village to the next.
- Stainless steel kitchen sinks with deep washbowls and grooved draining boards, made washing up much easier after a meal.
- The three rooms were lined with sweet-smelling tongued and grooved cypress.
- 2 [no object] • informal Dance or listen to popular or jazz music, especially that with an insistent rhythm: they were grooving to MotownMore example sentences
- Just a bunch of college kids grooving to bad dance music, acting immature and possibly drinking underage.
- Although, I think a major part of it were the people, those who were pretending to be enjoying this violent scene, along with dancing and grooving to music with profane lyrics - violent in content towards women and others.
- This is a name that should be at the top of your shopping list, no matter what styles of music you're currently grooving to.
- 2.1 • dated Play popular music in an accomplished and stylish manner: the rhythm section grooves in the true Basie mannerMore example sentences
- And true to its name, it grooves from start to finish.
- Clearly he enjoyed the opportunity to groove with young musicians, and judging by his gracious, charming attitude he was as happy as ever to let a crowd in on the fun.
- The rhythm section groove mightily; Parker can light a fire underneath pretty much any band and his solidity is typically elemental here.
- 2.2Enjoy oneself: Harley relaxed and began to grooveMore example sentences
- They even rented a couple of them out on a monthly basis, including one to a local New York University student, who grooved on living in a cabin on lower Broadway.
- The show has always grooved in the cerebral and quixotic, which often translates to slow.
- We saved them from themselves, and now we're all enjoying ourselves, having a ball and grooving on comic-book movies.
- 3 [with object] Baseball , • informal Pitch (a ball) in the center of the strike zone.More example sentences
- I seem to recall that when he was stopped after hitting in 44 straight games, he said the opposing pitcher should have grooved him a fastball right down the heart of the strike zone so he could continue his streak.
- Fans who debate whether he grooved a home-run pitch to Cal Ripken in the All-Star Game are missing the true scandal.
- But until he relaxes in the batter's box and stops diving for pitches, opposing pitchers aren't going to groove any fastballs his way.
- 3.1North American (In the context of other sports) kick or throw (the ball) successfully; score (a goal) with stylish ease: the San Diego kicker grooved the winning field goalMore example sentences
- He got seeing so good that he was grooving the ball right down the middle all the time.
- Harrington, who had been misfiring badly on his out patterns, finally grooved a tight one into his big receiver Roy Williams.
- At one point he grooves a serve that recalls the mop-haired pro from Tennessee.
in (or into) the groove
- • informal Performing consistently well or confidently: it might take me a couple of races to get back into the grooveMore example sentences
- A musician himself, he first discusses the experiences had by musicians who are in the groove, who are performing at their peak as it all comes together.
- While he started out shaky, as he's done in his previous performances, he got into the groove quickly and stuck with it through the end of the song.
- He has resorted to that long putter to get his performances back into the groove.
- Indulging in relaxed and spontaneous enjoyment, especially dancing: get into the groove!More example sentences
- The young performers had their proud parents beaming and the other guests charmed once they got into the groove.
- Just as the crowd was getting into the groove - the band had just played a fantastic jazz number that truly showed off their wealth of musical talent - the performance ended.
- Feel the rhythm and get into the groove.
Middle English (denoting a mine or shaft): from Dutch groeve 'furrow, pit'; related to grave1.