- the process of fitting speech to film already shot, especially by making a closed loop of the film for one scene and projecting it repeatedly until a good synchronization of film and recorded speech is achieved.
Origin of looping
- a portion of a cord, ribbon, etc., folded or doubled upon itself so as to leave an opening between the parts.
- anything shaped more or less like a loop, as a line drawn on paper, a part of a letter, a part of a path, or a line of motion.
- a curved piece or a ring of metal, wood, or the like, used for the insertion of something, as a handle, etc.
- intrauterine device.
- Aeronautics. a maneuver executed by an airplane in such a manner that the airplane describes a closed curve in a vertical plane.
- a circular area at the end of a trolley line, railroad line, etc., where cars turn around.
- an arm of a cloverleaf where traffic may turn off or onto a main road or highway.
- Physics. the part of a vibrating string, column of air or other medium, etc., between two adjacent nodes.
- Electricity. a closed electric or magnetic circuit.
- Computers. the reiteration of a set of instructions in a routine or program.
- a wire, usually of platinum, one end of which is curved to form a loop, used for transferring microorganisms from one medium to another.
- a sand bar that encloses or nearly encloses a body of water.
- Figure Skating. a school figure in which a skater traces a large half circle, a small oval within its arc, and another large half circle to complete the figure while remaining on the same skating edge.
- the Loop, the main business district of Chicago.
- to form into a loop.
- to make a loop in.
- to enfold or encircle in or with something arranged in a loop.
- to fasten by forming into a loop, or by means of something formed into a loop (often followed by up): to loop up the new draperies.
- to cause (a missile or projectile) to trace a looping or looplike trajectory through the air: to loop a grenade into the building.
- to fly (an airplane) in a loop or series of loops.
- to construct a closed electric or magnetic circuit.
- Movies. to complete by means of looping: We still have to loop the final scenes.
- to make or form a loop: The river loops around the two counties.
- to move by forming loops, as a measuringworm.
- to trace a looping or looplike path through the air: The fly ball looped high in the air.
- to perform a loop or series of loops in an airplane.
- Movies. to record dialogue, sound effects, etc., onto an existing film track or soundtrack.
- in/out of the loop, included in or excluded from a group of people who receive the latest information about something: She’s often out of the loop on policy decisions.
- throw/knock for a loop, to astonish or upset: Her quitting the project really threw me for a loop.
Origin of loop1
Examples from the Web for looping
They were looping back around and coming down Tiebout Avenue when they spotted two figures.Shot Down During the NYPD Slowdown
January 7, 2015
And usually when you're looping a movie, if it takes two days, that's a lot.Jim Carrey’s Rant Against ‘Kick-Ass 2’ and 13 Other Stars Who Hate Their Own Films
June 25, 2013
The little, looping movie shows five young women cycling through a park in Berlin, and filming each other as they do so.Radical Film Loops Back To Its Roots
January 4, 2013
But when we reach the mountain, we see only a denuded plateau of looping ring roads and gray rubble.Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco Chronicle Mining Catastrophes in West Virginia
Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco
June 14, 2012
As they approached, looping a rope around its neck, the camel took off, dragging the pair with it.Yemen's Enigmatic Ruler
April 2, 2011
Gradually his looping whirls had carried him toward the east.The Hammer of Thor
Charles Willard Diffin
Then she held it up, and, looping it around her throat, looked in the mirror.The Little Colonel's Christmas Vacation
Annie Fellows Johnston
In this he makes stop, and secures the horse, by looping the bridle around a branch.The Death Shot
Fantastic use has often been made of the looping of couched cord.Art in Needlework
Lewis F. Day
"Looping the lamp-post" is also quite an achievement in skating.The Foolish Almanak
- the round or oval shape formed by a line, string, etc, that curves around to cross itself
- any round or oval-shaped thing that is closed or nearly closed
- a piece of material, such as string, curved round and fastened to form a ring or handle for carrying by
- an intrauterine contraceptive device in the shape of a loop
- a closed electric or magnetic circuit through which a signal can circulate
- short for loop aerial
- a flight manoeuvre in which an aircraft flies one complete circle in the vertical plane
- Also called: loop line mainly British a railway branch line which leaves the main line and rejoins it after a short distance
- maths physics a closed curve on a graphhysteresis loop
- another name for antinode
- computing a series of instructions in a program, performed repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied
- skating a jump in which the skater takes off from a back outside edge, makes one, two, or three turns in the air, and lands on the same back outside edge
- a group of people to whom information is circulated (esp in the phrases in or out of the loop)
- (tr) to make a loop in or of (a line, string, etc)
- (tr) to fasten or encircle with a loop or something like a loop
- Also: loop the loop to cause (an aircraft) to perform a loop or (of an aircraft) to perform a loop
- (intr) to move in loops or in a path like a loop
- an archaic word for loophole
Word Origin and History for looping
late 14c., "loop of cloth, rope, leather, etc.," probably of Celtic origin (cf. Gaelic lub "bend," Irish lubiam), influenced by or blended with Old Norse hlaup "a leap, run" (see leap (v.)). In reference to magnetic recording tape or film, first recorded 1931. Computer programming sense first attested 1947.
"to form a loop," c.1400, "draw (a leash through a ring)," from loop (n.). Related: Looped; looping. Slang looped "drunk" is from 1934. Loop the loop (1900) originally was in reference to roller-coasters at amusement parks.
"Loop-the-Loop" is the name of a new entertainment which goes further in the way of tempting Providence than anything yet invented. The "Loop" is an immense circle of track in the air. A car on a mimic railway shoots down a very steep incline, and is impelled around the inner side of this loop. ... The authorities at Coney Island are said to have prohibited "looping-the-loop" because women break their corset strings in their efforts to catch their breath as they sweep down the incline, and moreover, a young man is reported to have ruptured a blood vessel in his liver. ["Philadelphia Medical Journal," Aug. 10, 1901]
- A curve or bend in a cord or other cylindrical body, forming an oval or circular ring.
- A type of loop-shaped intrauterine device.