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- adv. In a tripping manner, or while tripping
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a tripping manner; with a light, nimble, quick step; with agility; nimbly.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a tripping manner; with a light, nimble, quick step or movement; with agility; nimbly.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. moving with quick light steps
It says less than the original, but says it better, which matters more: it is easy to remember and falls trippingly from the tongue.
Students memorize poems and find they are pleased that they can speak, trippingly, the lines, "We real cool" or "Whose woods these are I think I know" or "In the room the women come and go, talking of Michelangelo."
I was completely absorbed in it, totally enjoying my sojourn in its multilayered, trippingly written, disciplined, and astutely observed world.
Aside from not rolling trippingly off the tongue, I found that many women took issue with the word goddess.
One big difference: the expression "business model" wasn't even invented in Diaghilev's lifetime, whereas it falls trippingly from the tongues of Mossbrucker and Malaty.
A far more important passage to review from time to time is Hamlet's instructions to the actors in Act III, Scene II: Speak the speech, I pray you, as I pronounced it to you, trippingly on the tongue.
He straps the headphones to Bertie's royal noggin and with Figaro occupying his auditory nerves, Bertie gets up his vocal nerve to speak Hamlet's speech trippingly off the tongue.
Under Sullivan's tutelage, he also has one of the most accomplished casts ever assembled for Park presentations -- each of whom has no trouble speaking the Bard's intricate language trippingly.
The keys are thin, flat little squares that type so lightly, so trippingly, I swear you could breathe on that puppy and it would type three short stories and a screenplay.
Extremely firm, Dor thought as he watched her move trippingly across the kitchen to the back door.