North American informal
Definition of bloop in English:
1.1 [with object] Baseball Hit a ball weakly or make (a hit) from a poorly hit fly ball landing just beyond the reach of the infielders.
- 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.
2 [no object] (Of an electronic device) emit a short low-pitched noise.
- 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.
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1A mistake: a typical beginner’s bloop
More example sentences
- 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.
1.1 Baseball another term for blooper (sense 2). [as modifier]: a bloop single
More example sentences
- 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.
2A short low-pitched noise emitted by an electronic device.
- 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.
- Example sentences
- 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.
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