blip


1blip

noun \ˈblip\

: 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

  1. The approaching ship appeared as a blip on the screen.
  2. the blips, buzzes, and bleeps of a video game
  3. The company's financial problems were just a temporary blip.

Origin of BLIP

imitative
First Known Use: 1945

Rhymes with BLIP

2blip

verb
blippedblip·ping

Definition of BLIP

transitive verb
:  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

1968

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