Santa shows as a blip on the radar.
- The definition of a blip is a quick or small image or sound, particularly seen on a radar screen.
An example of a blip is a quick little beep.
- Blip means to make a short sound or tiny image.
An example of blip is to make a tiny and quick beeping sound.
- a luminous image on an oscilloscope, as one on a radar screen showing the location of an aircraft, ship, etc.
- a quick, sharp sound
- a slight change or variation
- a brief, temporary interruption
Origin of blipechoic of a brief sound
intransitive verbblipped, blip′ping
- A spot of light on a radar or sonar screen indicating the position of a detected object, such as an aircraft or a submarine. Also called pip 3.
- A high-pitched electronic sound; a bleep.
- A transient sharp upward or downward movement, as on a graph.
- A temporary or insignificant phenomenon, especially a brief departure from the normal: “The decline in the share of GNP going to health … appears to be a one-time blip in the historic trend rather than the start of a new trend” ( Atlantic )
transitive verbblipped, blip·ping, blips
Origin of blipImitative
(third-person singular simple present blips, present participle blipping, simple past and past participle blipped)