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 Down a pathway from the satisfying dripping of red wax and the bubbling pools of mash that usually entertain tour groups at Maker's Mark Distillery sits a cozy, unassuming cottage. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, 7 Mar. 2022 Other sounds said to trigger tingling are people eating crunchy foods like pickles, paper tearing, water dripping, hair brushing, humming, chewing, buzzing and purring. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 2 Feb. 2022 The percussive dripping of water echoes in the empty halls, and the white sun is viewed through a perpetual fog. Jeva Lange, The Week, 25 Dec. 2021 The shepherd falls ill, and as he is nursed by his companions, the dripping of water into his mouth from a cloth mimics the rivulets of water that run down the cave walls and collect in little pools on it natural platforms. Jessica Kiang, Variety, 4 Sep. 2021 Many say that although the towels look thin, the terry cloth fabric absorbs water and liquids without any dripping. Taylor Lane, Southern Living, 17 June 2021 These can be as subtle as the buzzing of flies or the dripping of water, to more aggressive enemy noises emanating from horrific, puppetlike villains. Washington Post, 10 Apr. 2021 The valves provide a smooth turning action to avoid dripping or leaks. Chris Hachey, BGR, 11 Mar. 2021 Let cabbage make up the base of this tangy-sweet roasted chicken. Chicken drippings flavor the cabbage and grainy mustard ensures a crunchy bite. Kari Sonde, Washington Post, 1 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of dripping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dripping was in the 15th century

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drip pan


dripping/soaking/sopping wet

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Last Updated

20 Mar 2022

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“Dripping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dripping. Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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