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clipped

adjective uk   /klɪpt/ us  

clipped adjective (SPEAKING)

with words pronounced quickly and clearly, sometimes with parts missing, or in a very short and unfriendly way: I heard the clipped tones of his secretary saying "I have Mr Watson for you."

clipped adjective (TIDY)

cut short and tidy: a clipped beard/moustache
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