clipped

[ klipt ]
/ klɪpt /

adjective

characterized by quick, terse, and clear enunciation.

Nearby words

  1. clip-clop,
  2. clip-fed,
  3. clip-on,
  4. clip-out,
  5. clipboard,
  6. clipped form,
  7. clipper,
  8. clipper bow,
  9. clipper ship,
  10. clipper-built

Origin of clipped


clip

1
[ klip ]
/ klɪp /

verb (used with object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.

verb (used without object), clipped, clipped or clipt, clip·ping.

noun

Origin of clip

1
1150–1200; Middle English clippen < Old Norse klippa to clip, cut

Related formsclip·pa·ble, adjective

clip

2
[ klip ]
/ klɪp /

noun

verb (used with or without object), clipped, clip·ping.

Origin of clip

2
before 900; Middle English clippen, Old English clyppan to embrace, surround; cognate with Old Frisian kleppa

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British Dictionary definitions for clipped

clipped

/ (klɪpt) /

adjective

(of speech or voice) abrupt and distinct

clip

1
/ (klɪp) /

verb clips, clipping or clipped (mainly tr)

noun

Derived Formsclippable, adjective

Word Origin for clip

C12: from Old Norse klippa to cut; related to Low German klippen

clip

2
/ (klɪp) /

noun

any of various small implements used to hold loose articles together or to attach one article to another
an article of jewellery that can be clipped onto a dress, hat, etc
the pointed flange on a horseshoe that secures it to the front part of the hoof

verb clips, clipping or clipped (tr)

to hold together tightly, as with a clip
archaic, or dialect to embrace

Word Origin for clip

Old English clyppan to embrace; related to Old Frisian kleppa, Lithuanian glebiu

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Word Origin and History for clipped
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for clipped

clip

[ klĭp ]

n.

A fastener used in surgery to hold skin or other tissue in position or to control hemorrhage.

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