1. a scrooping sound.
  2. ability to make a rustling sound added to silk or rayon fabrics during finishing by treating them with certain acids.

Origin of scroop

1780–90; blend of scrape and whoop Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for scroop


  1. (intr) to emit a grating or creaking sound
  1. such a sound

Word Origin for scroop

C18: of imitative origin
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