groove

noun
\ ˈgrüv How to pronounce groove (audio) \

Definition of groove

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a long narrow channel or depression
2a : a fixed routine : rut
b : a situation suited to one's abilities or interests : niche
3 : top form a great talker when he is in the groove
4 : the middle of the strike zone in baseball where a pitch is most easily hit a fastball right in the groove
5 : an enjoyable or exciting experience
6 : a pronounced enjoyable rhythm

groove

verb
grooved; grooving

Definition of groove (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to make a groove in
b : to join by a groove
2 : to perfect by repeated practice grooved her golf swing
3 : to throw (a pitch) in the groove

intransitive verb

1 : to become joined or fitted by a groove
2 : to form a groove
3 : to enjoy oneself intensely
4 : to interact harmoniously contemporary minds and rock groove together— Benjamin DeMott

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Verb

groover noun

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Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of groove in a Sentence

Noun the grooves on a vinyl record The door slides along a groove in the doorframe. He's a great pitcher when he's in a groove. She hasn't yet found her groove. They've gotten stuck in a groove in their jobs. Verb We grooved to the beat. if you groove that piece of wood, we should be able to fit this smaller board into it
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But like a lot of women who take time away from work to focus on relationships and parenting, Christine struggled to find her groove again. Samantha Laine Perfas, The Christian Science Monitor, 14 July 2021 Tongue-and-groove boards from Jesse's woodworking shop now clad the ceiling between the beams. Sarah Egge, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 June 2021 By the time the fourth inning came around, St. Mary’s had regained the lead and Cabral was back in his usual groove. BostonGlobe.com, 1 July 2021 As the Yankees continue to search for their groove amid a difficult period of offensive inconsistency and losing, the Tampa Bay Rays’ athleticism and efficiency will continue to cause problems for every ball club in the American League. Forbes, 1 June 2021 In Week 12, the Bucs are at the Colts … more compelling if Carson Wentz gets his groove back while reuniting with Frank Reich. Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY, 13 May 2021 This time around, the video game workplace comedy has settled into its groove, flawlessly delivering on the niche satire set up in the first season, while taking risks on more intimate, emotional arcs. Marie Claire, 7 May 2021 After getting overpowered by Makenna Reid and Tigard on Monday, the Cougars found their groove again, beating West Linn 3-2 on Wednesday behind a superb performance on the mound from Abigail Loomis. oregonlive, 6 May 2021 Khris Davis finally finds his groove after losing it for nearly two years, drawing interest from contenders needing a right-handed power bat. Tim Cowlishaw, Dallas News, 30 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Now this Twin Cities all-star band, masters of funk, R&B and all things soulful, will carry on at their home base, showing why they've been admired by Prince, Bonnie Raitt and anyone who loves to groove. Star Tribune, 8 July 2021 As the guys groove in the playful clip, a few women observe through a window and doorway. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 7 July 2021 Kendrick achieved its achingly contemporary sheen by age-old methods, hand-cutting every little arc and groove with a wire. BostonGlobe.com, 13 May 2021 With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners. oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2021 With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners. oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2021 On a normal Oscar night, a film like News of the World would become its own little subplot, with four nominations offering four distinct chances for viewers to groove onto Tom Hanks' mournful history beard. Darren Franich, EW.com, 26 Apr. 2021 With his innovative use of digital effects and looping, Kye weaves together diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners. oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2021 Book a firepit for two hours at South Hamilton’s Appleton Farms and make s’mores (and buy baked treats onsite); groove to live kids’ music at Hingham’s Weir River Farm; go on an egg hunt at Beverly’s Long Hill; and more. BostonGlobe.com, 8 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of groove

Noun

1659, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1686, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

History and Etymology for groove

Noun

Middle English grove pit, cave, from Middle Dutch groeve; akin to Old High German gruoba pit, cave, Old English grafan to dig — more at grave entry 5

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“Groove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groove. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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groove

noun

English Language Learners Definition of groove

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a long, narrow cut or low area in a surface
US : a state in which you are able to do something well and easily especially because you are doing it often
chiefly British : a dull routine that does not change

groove

verb

English Language Learners Definition of groove (Entry 2 of 2)

informal + old-fashioned : to enjoy listening to or dancing to music

groove

noun
\ ˈgrüv How to pronounce groove (audio) \

Kids Definition of groove

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a long narrow cut in a surface
2 : routine entry 1 sense 1 … Avonlea school slipped back into its old groove and took up its old interests.— Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

groove

verb
grooved; grooving

Kids Definition of groove (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make a long narrow cut in

groove

noun
\ ˈgrüv How to pronounce groove (audio) \

Medical Definition of groove

: a long narrow depression occurring naturally on the surface of an organism or an anatomical part

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