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sauce

noun \ ˈsȯs , usually ˈsas for sense 4 \

Definition of sauce

1 :a condiment or relish for food; especially :a fluid dressing or topping
2 :something that adds zest or piquancy
3 :stewed fruit eaten with other food or as a dessert
4 :pert or impudent language or actions
5 slang :liquor used with the

Examples of sauce in a Sentence

  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!

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Origin and Etymology 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


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sauce

verb \ ˈsȯs , usually ˈsas for sense 3 \

Definition of sauce

sauced; saucing
transitive verb
1 a :to dress with relish or seasoning
b :to cover or serve with a sauce
2 a archaic :to modify the harsh or unpleasant characteristics of
b :to give zest or piquancy to
3 :to be rude or impudent to

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First Known Use of sauce

15th century



SAUCE Defined for Kids

sauce

noun \ ˈsȯs \

Definition of sauce for Students

1 :a usually thick liquid poured over or mixed with food
  • spaghetti sauce
2 :boiled or canned fruit
  • cranberry sauce


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