\ ˈdräṗt How to pronounce dropped (audio) \

Definition of dropped

: designed to extend or begin lower than normal a dress with a dropped waist dropped shoulders

Examples of dropped in a Sentence

a dress with a dropped waist

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Just throw on this jacket, with awesome dropped shoulders, biker epaulet detail, and asymmetric zips. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "The Item I Wear to Death: My ASOS Oversized Leather Jacket," 6 Mar. 2019 Most notably, Furstenberg showed Great Gatsby-esque flapper dresses with dropped waists and beaded fringing in New York in 2003. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Diane von Furstenberg Designs for Claridge's London," 25 May 2010 The key play came with two out on a dropped pop fly behind first base off the bat of Meagan Wilson. Steve Bittenbender, The Courier-Journal, "Butler softball rallies to beat rival PRP in Sixth Region opener," 28 May 2018 Its propellors are noticeably lighter-weight than competitors, and their tear-dropped shape and translucence add an extra insectoid touch. Sebastian Modak, Condé Nast Traveler, "Parrot's New Super-Lightweight Anafi Drone Might Be Ideal for the Casual Vacationer," 6 June 2018 Witness the dropped tariffs against China’s ZTE telecom company. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "Trump pummels G-7 democratic allies but loves autocrats | Trudy Rubin," 8 June 2018 Graham also had seven dropped passes, tied for second in the NFL. Geoffrey C. Arnold, OregonLive.com, "Jimmy Graham to sign with the Green Bay Packers: Report," 14 Mar. 2018 Like Ginn, Smith also has a history of dropped passes. Joseph Person, charlotteobserver, "Carolina Panthers trade for veteran receiver with history of big plays, drops | Charlotte Observer," 9 Mar. 2018 After catching just 69 passes for 838 yards and six touchdowns in 2017 while also leading the league in dropped passes, the Cowboys are poised to ask Bryant to take a pay cut or be cut. Clarence E. Hill Jr., star-telegram, "Super Bowl LII analysts differ on Dez Bryant’s value to Dallas Cowboys," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of dropped

1915, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of dropped

of clothing : made to be in a lower position on the body than is usual

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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