Definition of bloop in English:

bloop

Line breaks: bloop
Pronunciation: /bluːp
 
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North American informal

verb

  • 1 [no object] (Of an electronic device) emit a short low-pitched noise: a fruit machine blooping in the corner
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    • You'd be at a party, and there would be a lava lamp blooping away, and a record playing (a ‘record’ was a primitive compact disc that operated by static electricity).
    • Moments later, the two legendary white paddles appeared onscreen, blipping and blooping the single pixel ball between them.
    • He swung his bar-code reader like some kind of ray gun, the tiny machine bleeping and blooping as it scanned bar codes printed and pasted across the counter in front of him.
  • 2 [no object] Make a mistake: the company admitted it had blooped
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    • I blooped and I'm so ashamed.
    • We blooped up a couple of times before we got our final copy.
    • I guess we blooped together as I have some very similar shots.
  • 3 [with object] Baseball Hit (a ball) weakly or make (a hit) that lands just beyond the reach of the infielders: he blooped a single over the fielder in the third inning
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    • Oliver then blooped a fly ball into short center field.
    • Whenever a hitter bloops a ball into the outfield during the day or at twilight, Wilson has a tough time picking it up.
    • Jenkins broke up the no-hit bid with one out in the seventh when he blooped a double that barely stayed fair down the left-field line.

noun

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  • 1A short low-pitched noise emitted by an electronic device: a few bleeps and bloops
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    • The usual Gomez sound, a psychedelic blend of blues-rock and electronic bleeps and bloops was unique enough to satisfy multiple listenings on previous albums.
    • After all, what would a festival in Canada's electronic capital be without a few nights of bleeps, bloops and bumps?
    • Everything turns to love and good feeling good, this album's bleeps, bloops, and 70's funk sounds get all your parts moving and swaying.
  • 2A mistake: a typical beginner’s bloop
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    • Maybe they want to see if I can make all the little bloops and dollops around my edges look even.
    • He's rid the White House of all the people who are likely to leak his bloops to the world.
    • In the midst of editing my website I think I made a bloop and can't fix it.
  • 3 Baseball another term for blooper ( sense 2). seven hits which were bloops for the most part [as modifier]: a bloop single
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    • You know a pitcher's stuff is shaky when in just six pitches he has given up two singles and a bloop double on a 3-0 count.
    • A bloop single, with two outs in the ninth inning, had determined the outcome.
    • He allowed only one homer but can be victimized by bloops and broken-bat hits.

Derivatives

bloopy

adjective
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  • In one song, it's the rich, dark piano chords and bloopy aquatic noises.
  • It's all about putting some humanity into the hum, as tear-saturated strings, melancholic clarinets 'n' foreboding percussive builds transform the bleepy 'n' bloopy bed-tracks into expressive, pulsating life-forms.
  • Sound was limited to crunchy thuds and whacks with bloopy, bleepy magical sounds thrown in.

Origin

1920s: imitative.

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