trip·​py | \ˈtri-pē \

Definition of trippy 

: of, relating to, or suggestive of a trip on psychedelic drugs or the culture associated with such drugs trippy music a trippy experience

Examples of trippy in a Sentence

The movie was full of trippy images.

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The clip posted on Monday (April 30) shows Lipa in trippy colorful sequence, highlighted by the songstress in the center of a flower and some choreography courtesy of robotic-looking aliens. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Dua Lipa Shares Colorful 'One Kiss' Music Video Teaser," 30 Apr. 2018 In between cathartic bursts of trippy post-hardcore, Weiss takes a moment to reflect on the absurdity of how the band wound up doing this in the middle of the ocean. Chris Payne, Billboard, "Parahoy! Cruise Day 4 Recap: Paramore Gets Personal in Live Q&A, Judah & the Lion Talk New Music," 10 Apr. 2018 After a quick take on Beyonce’s Don’t Hurt Yourself, his 2016 collaboration with the pop superstar, White and the band built a magnificent Connected by Love, an extended swirl of trippy interstellar gospel rock that climbed and climbed. Brian Mccollum, USA TODAY, "Jack White brings out his mom, sings Beyoncé at Detroit homecoming show," 20 Apr. 2018 The overall effect is a film that—flaws and all—marries acid satire and a trippy futurescape where oppression is the norm to an ethos of genuine hope. Vann R. Newkirk Ii, The Atlantic, "Sorry to Bother You Is a Dystopian Send-Up of Dystopias," 13 July 2018 So deeply ingrained is our confusion about time that any displacement of it can feel weird, and a big one can feel downright trippy. Timothy Morton, The Atlantic, "The Hurricane in My Backyard," 8 July 2018 The concept first came about during the hippy-trippy days of 1969 in Santa Barbara, Calif. James Patrick Kelly, idahostatesman, "It’s all about charbroiled goodness at The Habit Burger Grill," 8 June 2018 Here's a chance to see Christopher Nolan’s head-trippy tale of rival magicians Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale on the big screen. John Monaghan, Detroit Free Press, "Sci-fi classics invade the DIA for film series tied to 'Star Wars' exhibit," 7 June 2018 The violent, horrific and trippy film can be tough to watch, but its commentary on extreme wealth and masculinity holds up. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "The 5 best Christian Bale movies to binge-watch this weekend," 27 Jan. 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of trippy

: relating to or like the strange mental effects experienced by someone who has taken a powerful drug (such as LSD)

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