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clip 1

 (klĭp)
v. clipped, clip·ping, clips
v.tr.
1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears: clip coupons; clipped three seconds off the record.
2. To make shorter by cutting; trim: clip a hedge.
3. To cut off the edge of: clip a coin.
4. To cut short; curtail.
5.
a. To shorten (a word or words) by leaving out letters or syllables.
b. To enunciate with clarity and precision: clip one's words.
6. Informal To hit with a sharp blow: clipped me under the eye.
7. Football To block (an opponent) illegally from the rear.
8. Sports To hit or kick (the ball) in a certain direction.
9. Slang To cheat, swindle, or rob.
v.intr.
1. To cut something.
2. Informal To move rapidly.
n.
1. The act of clipping.
2. Something clipped off, especially:
a. The wool shorn at one shearing, as of sheep.
b. A season's shearing.
3. A short extract from a movie or television program.
4. Informal A quick sharp blow: a clip on the ear.
5. Football An illegal block from the rear.
6. Informal A pace or rate: go at a fast clip.
7. A single occasion; a time: could write nine pages at a clip.
8. clips A pair of shears or clippers.

[Middle English clippen, from Old Norse klippa.]

clip 2

 (klĭp)
n.
1. Any of various devices for gripping or holding things together; a clasp or fastener.
2. A piece of jewelry that fastens with a clasp or clip, such as an earring or a brooch.
3. A cartridge clip.
tr.v. clipped, clip·ping, clips
1. To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
2. Archaic To embrace or encompass.

[Middle English, hook, from clippen, to clasp, embrace, from Old English clyppan.]

clipped

(klɪpt)
adj
(Phonetics & Phonology) (of speech or voice) abrupt and distinct

clipped

(klɪpt)

adj.
characterized by quick, terse, clear enunciation.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.clipped - cut or trimmed by clipping; "a handsome man with a clipped moustache"; "clipped hedges"; "close-clipped lawns"; "a clipped poodle"
trimmed, cut - made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair"
2.clipped - (of speech) having quick short sounds; "a clipped upper-class accent"
short - primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months"
Translations

clipped

[klɪpt] ADJ [accent] → entrecortado; [style] → sucinto; [hair] → corto

clipped

adj accentabgehackt; clipped formKurzform f

clipped

[klɪpt] adj in a clipped voicescandendo bene le sillabe
References in classic literature ?
She talked away all the time the man clipped, and diverted my mind nicely.
So have I seen a bird with clipped wing, making affrighted broken circles in the air, vainly striving to escape the piratical hawks.
There is not a bit of vice in him," said the man; "his mouth is very tender, and I think myself that was the cause of the accident; you see he had just been clipped, and the weather was bad, and he had not had exercise enough, and when he did go out he was as full of spring as a balloon.