Definition of Tripping

1. Adjective. Characterized by a buoyant rhythm. "A tripping singing measure"

Exact synonyms: Lilting, Swinging, Swingy
Similar to: Rhythmic, Rhythmical
Derivative terms: Swing, Swing



2. Adjective. Moving easily and quickly; nimble. "Walked with a light tripping step"
Exact synonyms: Light, Lightsome
Similar to: Light-footed
Derivative terms: Lightness, Lightsomeness

Definition of Tripping

1. a. Quick; nimble; stepping lightly and quickly.

2. n. Act of one who, or that which, trips.

Definition of Tripping

1. Verb. (present participle of trip) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tripping

1. the act of one that trips [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tripping

tripolyphosphate
tripolyphosphates
tripos
triposes
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tripped
tripped up
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trippet
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trippier
trippiest
trippiness
tripping (current term)
tripping up
trippingly
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trippkeite
tripple
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trippler
tripplers
tripples
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triprolidine
triprolidine hydrochloride
triprosopus

Literary usage of Tripping

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1. Mechanisms and Mechanical Movements: A Treatise on Different Types of by Franklin Day Jones (1918)
"tripping and disengaging devices also vary in that some operate ... The function of some tripping devices is to safeguard the mechanism by stopping either ..."

2. The Improvement of Rivers: A Treatise on the Methods Employed for Improving by Benjamin Franklin Thomas, David Alexander Watt (1913)
"Until 1879 all lowering had to be done by a tripping-bar, or by pulling the ... tripping Bar.—One of the most valuable devices used in connection with the ..."

3. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"It sits low and has a wide tread, there- is no danger of tripping. Price, stock finish, $30.00; finished to order, $22.00 FOB White Plains, NY THE HW WILSON ..."

4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1880)
"A tripping footfall on the stair, A vision from " Le Follet," A sudden fragrance in the air, Ye gods ! can this be Molly ? This "symphony" in silver white, ..."

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