blorp

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

blorp (plural blorps)

  1. A sound suggesting a splash of or into a volume of semiliquid material.
    • 1941 March, “Voomp Clank Bomp: Name Your Noise and the Movies' Sound Makers Will Give It To You”, Popular Science, page 106: 
      "Lesser artists might have been satisfied with, say, a "blorp." Or with a "squoph." Not Disney's noise trust. They said it must be "voomp." Their only trouble was that "voomp" wasn't among the hundreds of crazy sounds they have catalogued."
    • 2007, Judith Merkle Riley, The Water Devil: A Margaret of Ashbury Novel, Three Rivers Press, ISBN 0307237893, page 141:
      "The center of the pond made a sound like, 'blorp, blorp,' and began once again to boil and bubble as if it had never ceased."
    • 2009, Donn Cortez, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: The Killing Jar, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 1439153701, page 223:
      "He and Catherine stood at the foot of Mount Pele. It was glowing a brilliant crimson from the cone, the wax-based lava releasing the occasional blorp of heated air."

Verb[edit]

blorp (third-person singular simple present blorps, present participle blorping, simple past and past participle blorped)

  1. To be deposited with a blorp.
    • 1997, Michael Flynn, Firestar, Tor Science Fiction, ISBN 0812530063, page 330:
      "She would sooner have touched what blorped out of a stuck drainpipe."
    • 2005, Steve Almond, Candyfreak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America, Harvest Books, ISBN 0156032937, page 134:
      "Down below, this batter was blorping out onto pans covered with waxed paper."
    • 2009, Katharine Weber, True Confections, Random House, Inc., ISBN 0307395863, page 44:
      "If I could clone myself, this was one of the times I would have worked the phones, to make the most of the Blessed Chocolate Virgin, and if I had felt more comfortable in my de facto role as head of the business at that time, I might have tried to get going with a fast production of a Limited-Edition Zip's Blessed Chocolate Virgin, using the Little Sammies production line, with a molded figure replicating that holy object sent by God to Zip's Candies, here on Earth, in New Haven, Connecticut, at the edge of the Quinnipiac River, to blorp out of that striping nozzle onto the Tigermelt belt."