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blooper

[ bloo-per ]

noun

  1. Informal. an embarrassing or humorous mistake, as one spoken live over a radio or television broadcast or one recorded during the filming of a movie, television show, etc.:

    At the end of each season, the cast gathers to watch all the hilarious bloopers that were edited out along the way.

    Synonyms: goof, gaffe, slip, blunder, error

  2. Radio. a receiving set that generates from its antenna radio-frequency signals that interfere with other nearby receivers.
  3. Baseball.
    1. Also called bloop, looper, Texas leaguer. a fly ball that carries just beyond the infield, where it is out of catching range for both the infielders and the outfielders, resulting in a hit for the batter.
    2. Also blooper ball []. a pitched ball that travels in a high arc before deceptively dropping into the strike zone.


blooper

/ ˈbluːpə /

noun

  1. informal.
    a blunder; bloomer; stupid mistake


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Word History and Origins

Origin of blooper1

First recorded in 1925–30; bloop + -er 1, originally in reference to a radio receiver that emits bloops
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Word History and Origins

Origin of blooper1

C20: from bloop (imitative of an embarrassing sound) + -er 1
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Example Sentences

After a game and a half of utter futility with runners on, Taylor hit a 77-mph blooper to short center that dropped in as two runs scored.

The explainer video includes bloopers of Atlas falling flat on its face—not to mention on its head, stomach, and back, as it under-rotates for flips, crosses its feet while running, and miscalculates the distance it needs to cover on jumps.

That group text became the place we’d send each other some unbelievable Spikeball highlight we came across on Instagram, usually followed by a blooper of us made from the night before.

No one was harmed during the filming, but judging by the blooper reel at the end, there were a lot of respawns.

But the little blooper that resulted made Fallon seem more ingratiating than ever.

Palin-Tebow blooper and parody videos are as inextricable from YouTube as salmon is from Alaskan streams.

But rival Sharron Angle also ran an epically terrible campaign, one that comes with a sidesplitting blooper reel for the DVD.

The most media-saturated election in history amplified every campaign trail blooper– and there were plenty.

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