AskDefine | Define chopping

Dictionary Definition

chopping (See chop)

Noun

1 a small cut of meat including part of a rib
2 a tennis return made with a downward motion that puts backspin on the ball [syn: chop shot]
3 a grounder that bounces high in the air [syn: chopper]

Verb

1 cut into pieces; "Chop wood"; "chop meat" [syn: chop up]
2 move suddenly
3 strike sharply, as in some sports
4 cut with a hacking tool [syn: hack]
5 hit sharply [also: chopping, chopped]

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English

Verb

chopping

Extensive Definition

In hip hop music sampling, chopping is the "altering [of] a sampled phrase [or break] by dividing it into smaller segments and reconfiguring them in a different order." (Schloss 2004, p.106)

Source

  • Schloss, Joseph G. (2004). Making Beats: The Art of Sample-Based Hip Hop. Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press. ISBN 0-8195-6696-9.
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