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  1. present participle and gerund of scoop


scooping (countable and uncountable, plural scoopings)

  1. The process or result of something being scooped.
    • 1853, Robert Jameson, The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal:
      I observed that a moulding descended obliquely from this entrance down to the bottom, while striae followed the same line, the whole sides indeed being marked by curious scoopings, and intermediate ridgings []
  2. (music) A singing technique in which the singer begins by singing a note slightly below the desired pitch, and then slides up to it.