Definition of bloop in English:

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Pronunciation: /blo͞op/
North American informal


1 [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.
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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.


1A 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.
1.1 Baseball another term for blooper (sense 2). [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.
2A short low-pitched noise emitted by an electronic device.
Example sentences
  • 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.


1920s: imitative.

Words that rhyme with bloop

cock-a-hoop, coop, croup, droop, drupe, dupe, goop, group, Guadeloupe, hoop, loop, poop, recoup, roup, scoop, sloop, snoop, soup, stoep, stoop, stoup, stupe, swoop, troop, troupe, whoop

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