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sauce

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noun \ˈsȯs, usually ˈsas for 4\

Simple Definition of sauce

  • : a thick liquid that is eaten with or on food to add flavor to it

  • : boiled or canned fruit

  • : rude or impolite language or actions

Full Definition of sauce

  1. 1 :  a condiment or relish for food; especially :  a fluid dressing or topping

  2. 2 :  something that adds zest or piquancy

  3. 3 :  stewed fruit eaten with other food or as a dessert

  4. 4 :  pert or impudent language or actions

  5. 5 slang :  liquor —used with the

Examples of sauce

  1. She tried several sauces before she found one she liked.

  2. chicken in a cream sauce

  3. Cover the strawberries with the chocolate sauce.

  4. This pizza needs more sauce.

  5. I've had enough of your sauce!



Origin of sauce

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin salsa, feminine of salsus salted, from past participle of sallere to salt, from sal salt — more at salt


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with sauce


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sauce

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transitive verb \ˈsȯs, usually ˈsas for 3\

Definition of sauce

saucedsauc·ing

  1. 1a :  to dress with relish or seasoningb :  to cover or serve with a sauce

  2. 2a archaic :  to modify the harsh or unpleasant characteristics ofb :  to give zest or piquancy to

  3. 3 :  to be rude or impudent to



15th Century

First Known Use of sauce

15th century



SAUCE Defined for Kids

sauce

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noun \ˈsȯs\

Definition of sauce

  1. 1 :  a usually thick liquid poured over or mixed with food <spaghetti sauce>

  2. 2 :  boiled or canned fruit <cranberry sauce>





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