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scroop

[skroop] /skrup/
verb (used without object)
1.
to emit a harsh, grating sound:
The gate scrooped as he swung it shut.
noun
2.
a scrooping sound.
3.
ability to make a rustling sound added to silk or rayon fabrics during finishing by treating them with certain acids.
Origin of scroop
1780-1790
1780-90; blend of scrape and whoop
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scroop

/skruːp/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to emit a grating or creaking sound
noun
2.
such a sound
Word Origin
C18: of imitative origin
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Contemporary definitions for scroop
noun

the crisp rustle of silk or a similar fabric

Word Origin

echoic word

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