Definitions

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of clip.
  • adj. Having an end cut off; trimmed or cut back.
  • adj. With each word pronounced separately and distinctly.
  • adj. Circumcised.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. trimmed with clippers.
  • adj. staccato; -- contrasted with legato.
  • adj. effectively concise.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Cut off by clipping; cut short: having the ends or edges cut off.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of speech) having quick short sounds
  • adj. cut or trimmed by clipping

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Examples

  • Gita Patel—at least, that was the name on the tag clipped on to her lab coat—set her instruments down and slid around on her wheeled stool to face me as I struggled into a sitting position.

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  • "I speak in short-clipped sentences and keep my head very still," Eisenberg said.

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  • But wait … here on my desk is this wonderful photograph with accompanying story I clipped from the New York Times just recently — January 16, 2009.

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  • Written in clipped, precise, instantly recognizable prose, The Fall of Troy is a novel about oppositesof truth and deception, fact and fiction, history and romance, love and loyalty. …

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  • The above sentence, clipped from a multi-page letter received May 4, 2001 and signed by Stormhawk states: I HAVE NEVER

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  • Modi spoke to me in clipped, to-the-point phrases, with a didactic tone, about the cosmopolitan trading history of Gujarat going back 5,000 years, and how Parsis and others had come to its shores and been assimilated into the Hindu culture.

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  • Somewhere in all my wanderings I've lost the original of this I clipped from a Sunday comics section.

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  • I have a tiny picture clipped from a magazine of a tarsier staring with its trademark surprised look at the camera with a big bug sticking out of its mouth.

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  • LadyLydiaSpeaks said ... the ribbon used to tie this little book was clipped from a used gift bag.

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  • Her novels, told almost entirely in clipped, unnatural dialogue, are among the most bitter, violent, and seething books we publish — they more than give Georges Simenon a run for his money.

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  • In coinmaking, the term used to describe an irregularly cut planchet. A clip can be straight or curved, depending upon where it was cut from the strip of metal.

    April 21, 2008