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Pronunciation

Verb

clipping

  1. Present participle of clip.

Noun

Singular
clipping

Plural
s

clipping (s)
  1. (uncountable) The action of the verb to clip.
  2. (countable) A piece of something removed by clipping.
    a clipping of hair
    grass clippings
  3. (countable) An article clipped from a newspaper.
  4. (linguistics) A short form (of a word).
    The word "ad" is a clipping of "advertisement".

Synonyms

  • (piece of something removed by clipping): offcut, snippet
  • (article clipped from a newspaper): cutting, newspaper clipping, newspaper cutting
  • (word formed by shortening another): See short form

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