trip·​py ˈtri-pē How to pronounce trippy (audio)
: 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 The singer and his band slid into a groove early on, and rode the wave throughout the set, taking the audience on a sonic journey tinged with cumbia, psychedelic rock, and trippy synth melodies. Cat Cardenas, Rolling Stone, 16 Mar. 2023 Hotel Saint Vincent is an Alice in Wonderland–style sensory whirlwind of charcoal-gray rooms with red velvet accents, 1970s-style bathrooms studded with coral tiles, and trippy marbled wallpaper, and downstairs, a Saltillo-tiled pool lined with striped loungers. Kate Donnelly, Travel + Leisure, 8 July 2023 The trippy action-fantasy, about a humble laundromat owner who becomes a metaphysical superhero, marked a watershed on many levels, not least as evidence of an ongoing generational transfer of cinematic capital that threatens to reduce movies to little more than a self-iterating monoculture. Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, 11 May 2023 On the other end of the hatch isn’t the Dharma Initiative, but rather a trippy view of a 1990s mall. Radhika Menon, ELLE, 15 Apr. 2023 In the clip, the musical duo are chained to a structure along with a number of others who also feel alone in the world, unable to break free as the camera fans to dark, trippy shots of the two trading verses. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 7 Apr. 2023 This winter, the Standard hotel in New York’s East Village opened a trippy outdoor dining garden with oversized mushroom sculptures (the prix fixe dinner menu has some fungi options, including a mushroom ragù lasagna and mushroom chili Frito pie). Anna Kodé, New York Times, 24 Mar. 2023 Sally sings a solo while other characters go for a spacewalk, and Schroder’s classical piano solo turns into a trippy intergalactic scene. Dewayne Bevil, Orlando Sentinel, 24 Mar. 2023 The 289-footer, known as Pegasus, features a low, linear hull, a plumb bow and a trippy metallic finish that camouflages it with the surrounding environment. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trippy was in 1968

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“Trippy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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