scroop

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Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Verb[edit]

scroop (third-person singular simple present scroops, present participle scrooping, simple past and past participle scrooped)

  1. To produce the a harsh scraping, grating sound, as of friction.
    1. To make sounds such as of a chair on the floor or chalk on a blackboard.
      • 1937, Siegfried Sassoon, Sherston's Progress, London: Faber, page 628 (in The Complete Memoirs of George Sherston ):
        I exclaimed in a loud voice, scrooping back my chair on the brick floor and standing up.
    2. To produce a rustling sound, like that from friction between silk fibers.
      The friction causes the silk to scroop.

Noun[edit]

scroop (plural scroops)

  1. A rustling sound like that produced from friction between silk fibers.

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