snipping

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

snipping

  1. Present participle of snip.

Noun[edit]

snipping (plural snippings)

  1. The act by which something is snipped or cut.
    • 1993, Raymond Leppard, ‎Thomas P. Lewis, Raymond Leppard on Music (page 78)
      There was a time when all manner of snippings were made to keep Handel's operas within bounds.
  2. A piece cut off; a clipping.
    • 1975, Gerald Brenan, St John of the Cross: His Life and Poetry (page 82)
      One of them bit off his toe, others took snippings from his hair or tore off his nails and would have cut pieces from his flesh had they not been prevented.