clip·​ping | \ ˈkli-piŋ How to pronounce clipping (audio) \

Definition of clipping

: something that is clipped off or out of something else grass clippings especially : an item clipped from a publication

Examples of clipping in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In February, Barry Popik, a historian and lexicographer who had been researching the pledge’s origin, was stunned to find a clipping on from the Ellis County News Republican of Hays, Kan., dated May 21, 1892. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2022 One of the carabiners is often loose, while the other is kept rigidly in place with a rubber strap, to aid in efficient clipping of the rope. Chris Brinlee Jr., Outside Online, 16 Mar. 2016 Rabbit damage can be identified by clean-cut, 45-degree-angled clipping of young stems in winter. Tim Johnson,, 29 Dec. 2021 The host holds up a clipping from the L.A. Times by the fictional Tony Griffin, who really lays into Cory’s dreams. Jackson Mchenry, Vulture, 20 Nov. 2021 In this undated clipping and photo, Kim Crumbo receives the Presidential Unit Citation and a Bronze Star for his military service in Vietnam. Kolbie Peterson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 15 Nov. 2021 Munger was referring to Beijing’s IPO-cancelling clipping of Jack Ma and his Ant Group’s wings. David Meyer, Fortune, 30 June 2021 Rita recently sent Pete a clipping from the Star Tribune, a story about pianist Butch Thompson that jogged musical memories from his childhood. Chris Hewitt, Star Tribune, 24 Dec. 2020 Do not allow the grass clippings to blow onto your neighbor's driveway or into the street. Patricia S York, Southern Living, 17 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of clipping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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15 Apr 2022

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“Clipping.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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clip·​ping | \ ˈkli-piŋ How to pronounce clipping (audio) \

Kids Definition of clipping

: something cut out or off grass clippings a magazine clipping


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