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Bloop

Bloop was an ultra-low-frequency and extremely powerful underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997. The sound was consistent with the noises generated by icequakes in large icebergs, or large icebergs scraping the ocean floor, but in 2002 was said to also be consistent with large marine animals. NOAA believes it has now analyzed it conclusively and the noise was ice-related.

Bloop (disambiguation)

Bloop was an ultra-low-frequency and extremely powerful underwater sound detected by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in 1997.

Bloop may also refer to:

  • BlooP, programming language designed by Douglas Hofstadter
  • Bloop curve, a type of baseball pitch, see glossary of baseball (B)#bloop curve
  • Bloop (or blooper), a type of baseball hit, see glossary of baseball (B)#blooper
  • Bloop tube, a nickname for the M79 grenade launcher
  • "Bloop", the name of several fictional pet monkey characters, see pet monkey
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

bloop

1931, from bloop (v.), 1926, a word from the early days of radio (see blooper). Related: Blooped; blooping.

Wiktionary

bloop

vb. (context baseball English) To make a hit just beyond the infield.

Usage examples of "bloop".

Waterline bullet holes were drinking seawater and giving back air, making the sea bubble and bloop drunkenly.

With two outs and a runner on second base a pitcher makes a great pitch: the batter hits a bloop into left field that would have been caught had the left fielder not been Albert Belle.

The unmarked cop car came grinding up behind me with its light flashing and gave me a quick bloop on the siren just for kicks.

The NESTOR UHF satellite secure-voice circuit blooped, the crypto-gear making the strange noises that indicated its awakening.

With two outs and a runner on second base a pitcher makes a great pitch: the batter hits a bloop into left field that would have been caught had the left fielder not been Albert Belle.

Schacht bloops each return up with severe backspin so the balls'll roll back to him and he can serve them back to his guy, also warming up.

Artoo blooped obediently and activated his internal holographic generator.

After Anaheim's second baseman, Adam Kennedy, blooped a single off Bradford, he turned to Hatty and said, "Jesus Christ, there's no way that's eighty-four miles an hour.

She paused as the next batter blooped to right field and brought Carey home.

Horns blooped, strings hummed, flutes tooted, drums thumped, and bagpipes wheezed.

The next batter, a big-bellied accountant, blooped a single just over the second baseman's head.

It was blooping its motors now, sending great throbbing peals of sound.

It was blooping its motors steadily, imperatively, in one anxious roar after another.

This remark not only clearly took Threepio aback, it also inspired a whole series of rather rude-sounding beeps and bloops from Artoo.

Tonight, as most nights, the place is oppressively silent except for torpid electronic bloops from the PCs (most editors favor the tropical aquarium screen-saver option, while the reporters go for intergalactic warfare motifs).