• IPA: /ˈklɪpɪŋ/
  1. present participle of clip#English|clip


  1. (countable) A piece of something removed by clip#Verb 2|clipping.
    a clipping of hair
    grass clippings
  2. (countable) An article clipped from a newspaper.
  3. (countable, linguistics) A short form (of a word) created by removing syllables.
    The word "ad" is a clipping of "advertisement".
  4. (uncountable, signal processing) The process of cutting off a signal level that rises above a certain maximum level.
  5. (uncountable, computer graphics) The use of a mask to hide part of an object or image.
  6. (uncountable, American football, Canadian football) fall#Verb|Falling, roll#Verb|rolling, or throwing one's body on the back of an opponent's legs after approaching from behind.
  • (piece of something removed by clipping) offcut, snippet
  • (article clipped from a newspaper) cutting, newspaper clipping, newspaper cutting
  • (word formed by shortening another) short form
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