plip

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic.

Noun[edit]

plip (plural plips)

  1. A light sound or action like liquid hitting a surface.
    He heard the plips of rain on the roof.

Verb[edit]

plip (third-person singular simple present plips, present participle plipping, simple past and past participle plipped)

  1. To make the sound of liquid hitting a hard surface.

Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Plip (remote control locking device), perhaps influenced by onomatopoeia.

Verb[edit]

plip (third-person singular simple present plips, present participle plipping, simple past and past participle plipped)

  1. To lock or unlock using a remote control locking device.
    • 2004, Jenny Colgan, Isla Dewar, Muriel Gray, et al. (contributors), Scottish Girls About Town, page 69,
      [] was unloading bags from the boot of a tiny, shiny, black Ka thing which she then plipped shut with an electronic key.
    • 2009, Matt Beaumont, Staying Alive, unnumbered page,
      I point it out to my companion, but he's already moving ahead of me, aiming the remote at the Porsche and plipping it open.
    • 2011, Stuart MacBride, Shatter the Bones, unnumbered page,
      He plipped the locks on the pool car, stuck the keys in his pocket and flexed his aching left hand.