Definition of groove noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ɡruːv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡruːv//
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  1. 1a long narrow cut in the surface of something hard Cut a groove 3 cm from the top of the piece of wood. If the stylus jumps, this may be due to dust collecting in the grooves of the record. a deep groove in the surface of the rock
  2. 2(informal) a particular type of musical rhythm a jazz groove
  3. Word OriginMiddle English (denoting a mine or shaft): from Dutch groeve ‘furrow, pit’; related to the noun grave.Idioms (British English) to be unable to change something that you have been doing the same way for a long time and that has become boring See related entries: Boredom
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