bloop·​er | \ ˈblü-pər How to pronounce blooper (audio) \

Definition of blooper

1a : a fly ball hit barely beyond a baseball infield
b : a high baseball pitch lobbed to the batter
2 : an embarrassing public blunder

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And Cersei making funny faces between takes in this blooper? Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "These Game of Thrones Bloopers Are Even More Messed Up Than the Show," 17 May 2019 The episode ends with bloopers and a sneak peek at next week's finale. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 14 Episode 10 Recap: The Men Tell All," 30 July 2018 The finale built inexorably to a brassy, jubilant final flourish, some bloopers notwithstanding. Anthony Tommasini, New York Times, "Review: Concertgebouw Orchestra Shows Off Its Legacy at Carnegie," 19 Jan. 2018 Together with impressive baking skills, intricate handshakes, imposing royal manners and — spoiler alert — double the happy endings, hijinks and hilarity ensue in The Princess Switch, with or without the bloopers. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Fans Spotted Mistakes in Netflix's "The Princess Switch," Including Vanessa Hudgens's Body Double," 19 Nov. 2018 When Mariah Carey strolled onto the field in towering high heels to toss out a first pitch in 2008, the result was a famous blooper. Malia Wollan, New York Times, "How to Throw Out a Ceremonial First Pitch," 3 July 2018 Then came three more hits, the first on a broken-bat blooper to right field by Matt Olson, and the Mariners found themselves in a 3-0 hole. Scott Hanson, The Seattle Times, "Mariners rally in 11th, end A’s chances at AL West title," 25 Sep. 2018 Mikie Mahtook led off with a single to right field, followed by a Nicholas Castellanos blooper. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers can't hold on, lose to Chicago Cubs 5-3," 3 July 2018 But the scoreless deadlock ended in the ninth when Starling Marte dropped down a textbook bunt off Marlins closer Brad Ziegler to start the inning and scored on Dickerson's blooper, which fell in between the mound and first base. Clark Spencer, miamiherald, "Ninth-inning bad bunt was a beauty for the Pirates in win over Marlins | Miami Herald," 14 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of blooper

1925, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for blooper

bloop (an unpleasant sound)

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English Language Learners Definition of blooper

US : an embarrassing mistake usually made in public

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