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blip

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noun \ˈblip\

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. 1 :  a trace on a display screen (as an oscilloscope); especially :  a spot on a radar screen

  2. 2 :  a short crisp sound

  3. 3 :  an interruption of the sound received in a radio or television program or occurring in a recording as a result of blipping

  4. 4 :  a transient sharp movement up or down (as of a quantity commonly shown on a graph)

  5. 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


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blip

verb

Definition of blip

blippedblip·ping

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove (recorded sound) from a recording so that there is an interruption of the sound in the reproduction <a censor blipped the swearwords>



1968

First Known Use of blip

1968


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