Simple Definition of blip
: a bright dot on the screen of an electronic device (such as a radar)
: a very short high sound made by an electronic device
: something that is small or unimportant or that does not last a long time
Full Definition of blip
1 : a trace on a display screen (as an oscilloscope); especially : a spot on a radar screen
2 : a short crisp sound
3 : an interruption of the sound received in a radio or television program or occurring in a recording as a result of blipping
4 : a transient sharp movement up or down (as of a quantity commonly shown on a graph)
5 : something relatively small or inconsequential within a larger context <made only a blip on the political scene>
Examples of blip
The approaching ship appeared as a blip on the screen.
the blips, buzzes, and bleeps of a video game
The company's financial problems were just a temporary blip.
Origin of blip
First Known Use: 1945
Definition of blip
: to remove (recorded sound) from a recording so that there is an interruption of the sound in the reproduction <a censor blipped the swearwords>
First Known Use of blip
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