clipping

noun
clip·​ping | \ˈkli-piŋ \

Definition of clipping 

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

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Mulching also mixes grass clippings with the leaf particles. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Mulch Leaves With a Lawn Mower," 20 Sep. 2018 Nitrogen-rich materials include succulent, green plant parts, such as tomato stalks, vegetable waste from the kitchen, and grass clippings, as well as manures. Lee Reich, The Seattle Times, "Fall is the perfect time to build a compost bin," 16 Oct. 2018 The materials are also saturated with irrelevant documents—including miscellaneous news clippings, the daily schedule, and even the White House lunch menu. Chuck Grassley, WSJ, "A Moment of Honesty From Chuck Schumer," 6 Aug. 2018 Lay down a light mulch, such as straw or grass clippings, to prevent the soil surface from crusting so that the pegs will have no difficulty penetrating the soil. The Editors, Good Housekeeping, "Growing Your Own Peanuts Is Actually Ridiculously Easy," 25 July 2018 An easy one, for example, is the fake clipping’s date: Sunday, July 10, 2015. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "No, Michelle Wolf was not arrested for bestiality in Hershey, Pa.," 1 May 2018 Early displays were humble, handmade by Cameron himself from news clippings and photographs on poster board. Mary Louise Schumacher, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trailblazing America's Black Holocaust Museum poised to reopen," 15 June 2018 The artist also makes animations, using photo clippings and artful sound design, pointedly evoking suspense. Cate Mcquaid, BostonGlobe.com, "Meet six talented art-school grads," 27 Apr. 2018 Partygoers could also meander through Iberville and Bienville rooms, where old newspaper clippings and photos gave a historical perspective. Sue Strachan, NOLA.com, "Sybarites celebrate spring at annual soiree," 8 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of clipping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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clipping

noun

English Language Learners Definition of clipping

: something (such as an article or a picture) that has been cut out of a newspaper or magazine

: a small piece that has been cut off of something

clipping

noun
clip·​ping | \ˈkli-piŋ \

Kids Definition of clipping

: something cut out or off grass clippings a magazine clipping

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