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Feb 18, 2020
This week’s theme
Onomatopoeic words

This week’s words
faff
scroop
fanfaronade
jape
whicker

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scroop

PRONUNCIATION:
(skroop)

MEANING:
verb intr.: To make a scraping or grating sound.
noun: A scraping sound, especially the rustle of a silk fabric.

ETYMOLOGY:
Of imitative origin. Earliest documented use: 1787.

USAGE:
“I heard a soft scroop as the front door latch clicked home.”
Jane K. Cleland; Consigned to Death; St. Martin’s Press; 2007.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
It's not a business with me. ... I'm not a professional of poetry; I'm a farmer of poetry. -Jack Gilbert, poet (18 Feb 1925-2012)

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