Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To emit a harsh or grating sound: grate; creak.
- n. A harsh sound or cry.
- n. Specifically.
- n. The crisp, crunching sound emitted when a bundle of silk yarn is tightly twisted and pressed together.
- v. To create a rustling sound from friction between silk fibers.
“He came hurrying aft, nearly tumbling once; while, left to his own power alone, the coxswain redoubled his efforts to keep down the water, and the tin baler went _scoop scroop, scoop scroop_, and _splash splash_, as he sent the water flying.”
“Only the "scroop" of the runners and jingle of the sleigh-bells seemed to be hammered into the brain, for all eternity.”
“And as she went up-stairs Julia listened to hear their chairs scroop on the kamptulikon floor as they drew them to the table; she was surprised not to hear the sound, but she imagined the game must have been put off a little so that her father could talk over his troubles.”
“A metallic rattle and scroop told that the official in the box on the other side of the Castle bluff had opened the points.”
“The door opened with a dismal scroop, and shut with an appalling bang.”
“From the young person employed as housemaid, I gets what I take the liberty to call my ground-plan of the baronet's habits; beginning with his late breakfast, consisting chiefly of gunpowder tea and cayenne pepper, and ending with the scroop of his latch-key, to be heard any time from two in the morning to day-break.”
“Tizzy placed her arms round her brother's neck and clung tightly while he played the restive steed, and raised Cook's ire to red-hot point by purposely kicking one of the Windsor chairs, making it scroop on the beautifully-white floor of the front kitchen, and making the queen of the domain rush out at him, looking red-eyed and ferocious, for the onion-juice had affected her.”
“Jerry caught at one of the hall chairs, and made it scroop on the stone floor.”
“I took my dingy volume by the scroop, and hurled it into the dog-kennel, vowing I hated a good book.”
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Stuff that's crunchy.
Yes. Yes it does.
From Wuthering Heights
Good for vocab! The seemingly common words are actually referring to lesser-known definitions.
words that are mostly fun to say or just lovely
A sound garden.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world. --Walt Whitman
Annoying, loud, or awful sounds.
fun to say or fun in meaning
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