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 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, "These 5 recipes rely on mustard for their zing," 1 June 2020 Spoon the pan drippings in the roasting pan over the lamb, and serve immediately. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Feel like getting fancy in the kitchen? Try 3 decadent entrees from Louisville restaurants," 6 May 2020 Some people’s fantasies feature rippling muscles, four poster beds, chocolate dripping in unsanitary places. Jenny Singer, Glamour, "Skylar Astin Is a Libra Who Eats in Bed and Holds the Door Open for Women," 15 Feb. 2020 Add remaining 1 tablespoon sage, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, 1 1/2 cups chicken stock and wine to drippings in pan; bring to a boil. Susan Selasky, Twin Cities, "A tried-and-true method for achieving the perfect Thanksgiving turkey," 16 Nov. 2019 There’s a lot of water dripping and bird twittering here, and some of it is not dissimilar enough to matter. Lori Waxman, chicagotribune.com, "‘Chicago Sound’ pairs University of Chicago campus with artistic sound for a feast for the ears," 25 Oct. 2019 This reduces flare-ups and charring, and without all the dripping makes clean-up easier than with traditional grills. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "3 Reasons You Need an Electric Grill," 28 Aug. 2019 Ishizu used Christian Louboutin's Nail Color The Nudes in Madame Est Nue and in Goldissima to create Lizzo's dripping-in-diamonds design. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "The Grammys Is Full of Screenshot-Worthy Nail Art," 27 Jan. 2020 The key to a great gravy is to keep those drippings from burning during the initial roasting. Justin Ward, ExpressNews.com, "How to make the perfect gravy for Thanksgiving," 19 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of dripping

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Dripping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dripping. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dripping

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

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