trip·​ping·​ly | \ ˈtri-piŋ-lē How to pronounce trippingly (audio) \

Definition of trippingly

: in a nimble or lively manner the new name … may not roll trippingly off the tongue— P. B. Carroll

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Recent Examples on the Web Then again, maybe $1,000 just rolls trippingly off the tongue and into Trump’s good graces. Stephen Gandel, The Seattle Times, "Companies’ complex tax questions all somehow have same $1,000 answer," 3 Feb. 2018 One man, whose arrogance and ego lead him trippingly into chaos of his own making, can turn a shining city on the hill into a shadowy, taudry replica of itself. … James Hohmann, Washington Post, "The Daily 202: Trump’s children become bigger liabilities for the White House, complicate damage-control efforts," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of trippingly

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Trippingly.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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