dripping

noun
drip·​ping | \ ˈdri-piŋ How to pronounce dripping (audio) \

Definition of dripping

: fat and juices drawn from meat during cooking often used in plural

Examples of dripping in a Sentence

He cooked a turkey and made gravy from the drippings. Pour the dripping from the pan.

Recent Examples on the Web

In his project called Gold Leaks, Brazilian sculptor Vanderlei Lopes uses shiny bronze to create what looks like gold dripping, pouring, and splattering. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Liquid Gold Drains Are The Coolest Home Accessory Out There—No Exaggeration," 28 Jan. 2019 Her iconic dripping lips packaging even got a vampire makeover. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Kylie Cosmetics Is Launching a Spooky Halloween Makeup Collection," 4 Oct. 2018 The exhibition featuring members of the Wild Boars soccer team also shows a reproduction of the cave with simulated sounds of water dripping. Fox News, "Thai cave story moves to Bangkok mall with boys taking stage," 6 Sep. 2018 Rich red tile lines the 20-seat bar, where guests might order a glass of Chilean wine and potatoes roasted in chicken drippings—or pick up takeout, a first for their restaurants. Thomas Gebremedhin, WSJ, "The Restaurateurs Behind Hart’s and Cervo’s Open a New Wine Bar in Brooklyn," 9 Jan. 2019 And when the warm masa was stuffed with chorizo or pork, the fat drippings transformed the tortilla into something else all together — a taco shell that tasted like pork rinds. Tan Vinh, The Seattle Times, "Hidden on Capitol Hill, a Mexican street-food spot draws raves," 23 Oct. 2018 To up your game, place a roasting pan of vegetables beneath the birds to roast in all those great drippings. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Michael Symon's Fireplace Chicken on a String (recipe)," 11 Apr. 2018 If desired, stir in turkey drippings when reheating. Nancy L., Woman's Day, "Foolproof Make-Ahead Gravy," 17 Nov. 2011 Even the sides are decadent—the potatoes are cooked in beef drippings and topped with hollandaise—though there are fresh fruit and vegetable juices to balance things out a bit. Sandra Ramani, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunch Places in Dublin," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of dripping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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dripping

noun

English Language Learners Definition of dripping

: the fat and juices that come out of meat during cooking

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