clip art

noun

Definition of clip art

: ready-made usually copyright-free illustrations sold in books, as part of a software package, or through a website from which they may be cut and pasted or inserted as artwork

Examples of clip art in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If that wasn't enough excitement, Scott's website is also selling 24 t-shirts with McDonald's clip art straight out of the early 2000s, including a shirt that honors the $1 McDonald's apple pie. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "6 new mouth-watering fast-food items," 19 Sep. 2020 Other signs in the shape of red hearts were posted nearby along with clip art images of doctors and nurses. Washington Post, "Virginia yard sign business thrives during coronavirus," 11 Apr. 2020 To document the agreement, Dowling typed up the terms in PowerPoint on a clip art parchment backdrop. Sophia Chen, Wired, "Two Physicists Bet Over a Quantum Computing Moon Shot," 9 Mar. 2020 And inventive: Though product pages typically consist of clip art on a white background, The World of Interiors will collect the latest fabrics and drape them across a farm field in the Cotswolds. Steven Kurutz, New York Times, "Inside The World of Interiors, Condé Nast’s Secret Weapon," 4 Dec. 2019 Others had more of a class-project vibe, with clip art and embarrassing duckface selfies. Jennifer Miller, New York Times, "Maybe the Best Way to Find Love Is … Not on an App?," 6 Sep. 2019 The swastika was a stock printer’s clip art, like flowers or geometric shapes. Anne Quito, Quartz, "Can the swastika ever reclaim its original meaning?," 24 Dec. 2019 No one is more delighted, if mildly mystified, at the meme's popularity than Brad Gosse, the 45-year-old founder of Vector Toons, the clip art site where the cafeteria image originated. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cafeteria Cartoon Goes Viral Amid a Rush of Cultural Tribalism," 7 Aug. 2019 Advertising Jess Morgan, of Bainbridge Island, used clip art to show one of Seattle’s beloved, and endangered, resident orcas leaping into the air. Christine Clarridge, The Seattle Times, "Last month, we asked readers what Seattle’s city flag should look like. Here’s what you came up with.," 7 July 2019

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First Known Use of clip art

1957, in the meaning defined above

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23 Sep 2020

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“Clip art.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clip%20art. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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