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blip

noun \ ˈblip \
Updated on: 14 Nov 2017

Definition of blip

1 :a trace on a display screen (such 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 in a Sentence

  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.

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Origin and Etymology of blip

imitative


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blip

verb

Definition of blip

blipped; blipping
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 swear words

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First Known Use of blip

1968


BLIP Defined for English Language Learners

blip

noun

Definition of blip for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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