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clippedadjective

uk   /klɪpt/  us   /klɪpt/
  • 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
(Definition of clipped from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “clipped”
in Chinese (Simplified) 讲话, 急促的, 短促的…
in Turkish hızlı, kısa ve sevimsiz konuşan/söyleyen…
in Russian сухой (о тоне)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 講話, 急促的, 短促的…
in Polish szorstki…
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