trip·​py | \ ˈtri-pē How to pronounce trippy (audio) \

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Henson’s wardrobe ran the gamut from Area gowns with trippy black and white prints to vintage bustiers from legendary designer Patrick Kelly. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Taraji P. Henson Raised the Bar for Awards Show Fashion at the AMAs," 23 Nov. 2020 In her detailed, intimate narration of the archival videos, Ms. Perron creates a sort of dance-theater of the mind — a trippy experience that seems all the more potent now that live dance has been put on hold. New York Times, "When a Dance Collective Was Like a Rock Band," 3 Nov. 2020 Both of these characteristics (not to mention some mad trippy packaging art) make the four packs of 2.6-gram joints perfect for socializing. Los Angeles Times, "25 stoner-approved gifts cannabis enthusiasts will actually use," 30 Oct. 2020 Director Cynthia White has done a fine job of guiding Lane’s descent into a manic, dreamlike madness, even if the script gets a little trippy now and again. Matthew J. Palm,, "With online plays, Orlando Rep, Orlando Shakes, Phantasmagoria up their games | Reviews," 27 Oct. 2020 But the trippy style is all one design, courtesy of the trendy French label Jacquemus. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kylie Jenner’s Designer Pants Demand a Double Take," 25 Oct. 2020 British art rockers such as Pink Floyd and its guitar genius David Gilmour veered off into lonely unease, Benedict Canyon optimists such as Roger McGuinn of the Byrds promised dreamy, trippy escape. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Van Halen’s Sound of Sex," 6 Oct. 2020 The feminist icon's story is interesting enough on its own, but director Julie Taymor goes to some exceedingly trippy, downright strange and honestly distracting places to liven things up. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "What to stream this weekend: Netflix's 'The Boys in the Band,' Amazon's 'The Glorias'," 2 Oct. 2020 There’s also a light show evocative of a trippy electronic music concert and a film that transports you to space. Lauren Smart, Dallas News, "On a different level: Downtown Dallas parking garage hosts Aurora’s cool and trippy art show," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of trippy

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Trippy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of trippy

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

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