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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The artist also makes animations, using photo clippings and artful sound design, pointedly evoking suspense. Cate Mcquaid,, "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,, "Sybarites celebrate spring at annual soiree," 8 Apr. 2018 As a treat, scatter scratch—a mixture of grains and seeds—into the run, as well as organic grass clippings and vegetable scraps. Denise Foley, Good Housekeeping, "Everything You Need To Know About Raising Backyard Chickens," 14 Mar. 2017 The project got its start when Angela Ford went looking through the archive of the Defender for clippings of her grandmother, a 1950s businesswoman often written about in the paper. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "The Archives of Historic Black Newspapers Are Going Digital," 11 June 2018 Nail clipping and ear cleaning services by Doreen's Country Pet Grooming will also be available for a $10 donation and Fido's Fiber will be demonstrating spinning dog fibers into yarns. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 5 June 2018 Mow lawns frequently but don't catch the clippings. 19. Tom Maccubbin,, "June in the garden," 26 May 2018 Nor does a search of available news clippings show any such Obama-era policy. Richard Ruelas, azcentral, "Ducey takes credit for criticizing an Obama immigration policy that never existed," 22 June 2018 For the rest, it is filled (if that's the word) with piles of his own drawings collected for his one-man exhibition at the Maynard Walker Gallery last November, piles of newspaper clippings, and piles of just . . . Vogue, "Portrait of a Reporter as a Young Man: Tom Wolfe in Vogue, April 1966," 15 May 2018

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First Known Use of clipping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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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


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Kids Definition of clipping

: something cut out or off grass clippings a magazine clipping

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evasion of direct action or statement

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