Definitions for skippingly

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

skipskɪp(v.; n.)skipped, skip•ping

  1. (v.i.)to move in a light, springy manner by bounding forward with alternate hops on each foot.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. to pass from one point, thing, etc., to another, disregarding or omitting what intervenes.

  3. to go away hastily and secretly; flee without notice.

  4. to be advanced two or more classes or grades at once.

    Category: Education

  5. to ricochet or bounce along a surface:

    The stone skipped over the lake.

  6. (v.t.)to jump lightly over:

    to skip a fence.

  7. to pass over without reading, noting, acting on, etc.:

    I skipped the long descriptions in the book.

  8. to miss or omit (one of a repeated series of rhythmic actions):

    My heart skipped a beat.

  9. to be absent from; avoid attendance at:

    to skip a party.

  10. to advance (a person) by two or more classes or grades at once. to be advanced beyond (a grade or class) in school.

    Category: Education

  11. to send (a missile) ricocheting along a surface.

  12. to leave hastily and secretly; flee from (a place):

    They skipped town.

    Category: Informal

  13. (n.)a skipping movement; a light jump or bounce.

  14. a gait marked by such jumps.

  15. a passing from one point or thing to another, with disregard of what intervenes.

  16. an instance of skipping or a thing skipped.

  17. a melodic interval greater than a second.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of skip:

1250–1300; (v.) ME skippen, perh. < ON skopa to run (cf. Icel skoppa to skip)


skipskɪp(n.; v.)skipped, skip•ping.

  1. (n.)the captain of a curling or bowling team.

    Category: Sport

  2. Category: Informal

    Ref: skipper1 1

  3. (v.t.)to serve as skip of (a curling or bowling team).

    Category: Sport

  4. Category: Informal

    Ref: skipper1. 1

Origin of skip:

1820–30; short for skipper1


  1. skippingly(Adverb)

    In a skipping way; moving with small hops or jumps.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Skippingly(adverb)

    in a skipping manner; by skips, or light leaps


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