1. A noise made by an electronic device.
2. Baseball A blooper.
tr.v. blooped, bloop·ing, bloops
To hit (a ball) into the air just beyond the infield.
Hit just beyond the infield.
[Originally imitative of the disruptive sound made by early radio sets when picking up interference from other radio sets in the area . Noun, sense 2, verb, and adjective, from bloop, imitative of the sound made by hitting a ball weakly.]
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