scroop

scroop

[skroop]
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:
1780–90; blend of scrape and whoop

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scroop (skruːp)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to emit a grating or creaking sound
 
n
2.  such a sound
 
[C18: of imitative origin]

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Main Entry:  scroop
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  the crisp rustle of silk or a similar fabric
Etymology:  echoic word
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