Definition of bloop in English:



North American
  • 1no object (of an electronic device) emit a short low-pitched noise.

    ‘a fruit machine blooping in the corner’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘And I'll tell you right now, that bleeping and blooping gets under your skin really fast.’
    • ‘Alongside picked acoustic guitar, occasional keyboard blooping and a drum machine, his boy-next-door growl hammers it home.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Moments later, the two legendary white paddles appeared onscreen, blipping and blooping the single pixel ball between them.’
  • 2no object Make a mistake.

    ‘the company admitted it had blooped’
    • ‘I guess we blooped together as I have some very similar shots.’
    • ‘We blooped up a couple of times before we got our final copy.’
    • ‘I blooped and I'm so ashamed.’
    • ‘But this is essentially the bit where you blooped up.’
    • ‘No offense, but I believe you blooped on this movie.’
    perpetrate, commit, be responsible for, be guilty of, be to blame for
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  • 3Baseball
    with object 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’
    • ‘He has shown great hands this spring and can bloop hits to the opposite field seemingly at will.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The time and work paid off when LaRue blooped a single into short center field.’
    • ‘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.’


North American
  • 1A short low-pitched noise emitted by an electronic device.

    ‘a few bleeps and bloops’
    • ‘Today the bleeps, bloops, and blats just sound quaint.’
    • ‘It's unsurprising that the modern age hasn't given rise to many more unidentified bleeps and bloops, but perhaps we've become inured to the crackle of unwanted aural static.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Response is a return to the synth sounds of the '80s, toying with all the bleeps, bloops and digitally modified voices that were our soundtrack for arcades and roller rinks.’
    • ‘The convoluted storyline disappears into long stretches of guitar-play, synths, bleeps and bloops.’
    • ‘These were songs composed almost entirely of a few beeps, a few bloops and a few whistles.’
    • ‘‘Fun noises’ seems to be the name of the game for a certain brand of IDM, the notion that the more clicks and pops and beeps and bloops a song has the better, despite whether or not they actually belong.’
    • ‘Besides the original look and feel, each of the games also features the original bleeps and bloops from its heyday.’
    • ‘The aggressive bleeps and bloops and the potent rhymes create cool juxtaposition, with past glories and modern technology not simply clashing but lending each other some legitimacy as well.’
    • ‘One part loopy, dissonant, wrenching guitars, one part playful synth bleeps and bloops, one part punky, four on the floor drumming and shouted female vocals all generously sprinkled with raw disco energy and a refreshing sense of humour.’
    • ‘The album's major flaw is that 15 tracks of repetitive bloops and beeps is simply too long.’
    • ‘The final highlight is a song which contains perhaps the finest breakdown of the disc, utilizing bleeps and bloops intercut with sumptuous vocals to hypnotic effect.’
    • ‘Of all the beeps and bloops in your home, you're still likely able to pick out your telephone.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'm banned from anywhere for life, and my computer shuts down with a bloop.’
    • ‘Instrumental experiments with strings, bells, glitches and bloops also mesh with late-night folk, and fusion never felt so smooth.’
    • ‘I was raised on flashing lights and sounds effects that ranged from bloops all the way to bleeps.’
    • ‘After all, what would a festival in Canada's electronic capital be without a few nights of bleeps, bloops and bumps?’
    • ‘He pulls out the original drum track, throws in a turgid approximation of the live drums with a drum machine and a stiff boom-kick, adds some bloops, bleeps, and squiggles (because, hey, it's a remix), and cashes his paycheck.’
    • ‘Rumours of him communicating in bleeps, bloops and squelches are greatly exaggerated.’
  • 2A mistake.

    ‘a typical beginner's bloop’
    • ‘Although I never use it to make projects it has been great fixing up my bloops.’
    • ‘So, it's my responsibility to show myself unretouched, to come out on my talk show with my face washed, to show my cellulite, to show my bloops -- you know, my back fat on my bra.’
    • ‘Maybe they want to see if I can make all the little bloops and dollops around my edges look even.’
    • ‘In the midst of editing my website I think I made a bloop and can't fix it.’
    • ‘He's rid the White House of all the people who are likely to leak his bloops to the world.’
    mistake, error, blunder, fault, gaffe, slip, slip of the pen
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  • 3Baseball

    ‘seven hits which were bloops for the most part’
    another term for blooper (sense 2)
    as modifier ‘a bloop single’
    • ‘In theory, pulling in the fences would cut down on the area that outfielders have to cover, thereby reducing the number of bloop hits that fall in.’
    • ‘He was a bloop hitter to right field, but he got around on a high fastball, and it jumped out of the ballpark.’
    • ‘He allowed only one homer but can be victimized by bloops and broken-bat hits.’
    • ‘A bloop single, with two outs in the ninth inning, had determined the outcome.’
    • ‘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.’


1920s: imitative.