n.— «But though his teaching was done, Rodgers’ “hoop” was just beginning, in a voice turned musical pendulum. “I’ve got pow-er, to live for Him!” Rodgers half sang, half spoke, his lips an inch from the microphone. His words rose up the scale, dropped low, rose again.…Hooping has a long tradition in America’s black churches, and the expression sounds like what it describes: the lifting singsong delivery at a sermon’s peak that folds congregation and pastor together in jubilant worship.» —“Minister known for hooping, energetic style of delivering a sermon” by Steven G. Vegh Virginian-Pilot (Hampton Roads, Virginia) July 31, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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