bloop·​er ˈblü-pər How to pronounce blooper (audio)
: a fly ball hit barely beyond a baseball infield
: a high baseball pitch lobbed to the batter
: an embarrassing public blunder

Examples of blooper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The catch is that there are also plenty of bloopers. Will Knight, WIRED, 1 Feb. 2024 The end of the video shows bloopers including a cheeky clip of Emilia’s pants splitting during one dance scene. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 11 Jan. 2024 And there are bloopers over years and surprise guests. Rosemary Rossi, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2023 There is also a blooper reel to look forward to, as well as a tribute to Zeman. Rosemary Rossi, Peoplemag, 21 Dec. 2023 Over the course of its eight-season run, audiences dissected, debated and speculated about the Emmy Award-winning series’ storylines, characters, continuity, lighting, bloopers and more. Tracy Brown, Los Angeles Times, 5 July 2023 There is also a telltale clue in these bloopers as well, a green-screen studio shot with a bit of foliage dangling in the corner of the frame as Juan Pablo Raba mugs for the camera, which explains why so many exterior shots look so uncanny. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2023 While the blooper was likely filmed in 2007, fans can look forward to watching Paget and A.J. back on the small screen for Criminal Minds: Evolution season 2 in the near future. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 8 July 2023 The next batter, Cruz, hit a blooper between shortstop and left field. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, 2 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


bloop (an unpleasant sound)

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of blooper was in 1925

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“Blooper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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