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.

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The nails scream summertime — a perfect mix of trippy and cute. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Manicurist Britney Tokyo’s Hole-Punched Nail Art Is Going Viral on Instagram," 2 Aug. 2019 The lighting on the back of the mouse is just right, enough to mark it as a gaming mouse, but not so much that your desktop becomes a trippy planetarium show. Jess Grey, WIRED, "The Best Mouse for Every Kind of Gamer," 17 Aug. 2019 Choi will be demonstrating her trippy cosmetic techniques at The Other Art Fair. Lindsay Weinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "Kanye West's Hair Colorist and Ezra Miller's Makeup Artist to Lead Creative Workshops," 30 Aug. 2019 Fans likely forgot anyone else was on stage, though, as the group's trippy multicolored visuals were an entrancing addition to their psychedelic rock tunes. Taylor Weatherby, Billboard, "Lollapalooza Day 2 Highlights: Janelle Monae Empowers, Chance the Rapper Joins Death Cab For Cutie & More," 3 Aug. 2019 Enter Poppy, the 24-year old pop star meets performance artist whose trippy YouTube videos and addictive singles have captivated the Internet. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Of Course Poppy’s Couture Adventure Was Atypical," 8 July 2019 The band is committed to the expansive, exploratory and trippy part of the musical journey. John Adamian,, "Psych-rock band Garcia Peoples playing Space Ballroom," 5 Aug. 2019 There’s also a downright trippy sequence that weaves in the original cartoon depictions of Dora and Diego right down to their giant heads. René A. Guzman,, "Dora the Explorer rediscovered in ‘Lost City of Gold’," 31 July 2019 Much of the look is right — James Proudfoot’s hazy, evocative lighting is both mellow and trippy — but the choreography’s dynamics are ultimately too modest overall. Janine Parker,, "Much to relish from Ballet BC at Jacob’s Pillow," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of trippy

1968, in the meaning defined above

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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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