Definition of clipping
: something that is clipped off or out of something else grass clippings; especially : an item clipped from a publication
Recent Examples of clipping from the Web
The water mixed with grass clippings from the field.
Use organic material such as grass clippings, leaves or straw to eliminate weed growth and build up organic matter to make the soil more fertile and easier to work.
A tent honored the Elgin men who had served in the war showcasing their military records, newspaper clippings and handwritten documents, the memo noted.
Ink prints of the pets' paws and nose are available as well as urns, fur clippings, personalized blankets and more.
For one piece titled Crazy Confessions, artist Cabell Molina combined pop art and street art, layering iconic photos of Bettie Page and magazine clippings to celebrate the provocateur.
As a reporter, Barton would save news clippings of stories that interested her.
Lucy Baldwin has a collection of 63 scrapbooks filled with thousands of family photographs and news clippings – most inserted into corner slot picture holders or attached with a light adhesive.
After cleaning barnacles and algae from the pipes and clipping branches, the team headed to a nearby reef to replant the corals by zip-tying them to nails hammered into the reef.
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First Known Use of clipping
CLIPPING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of clipping for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of clipping for Students
: something cut out or off grass clippings a magazine clipping
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