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
She tried several sauces before she found one she liked.
chicken in a cream sauce
Cover the strawberries with the chocolate sauce.
This pizza needs more sauce.
I've had enough of your sauce!
Recent Examples of sauce from the Web
This is the addictive secret sauce of Tools of Titans.
Add a generous scoop of the Greek yogurt and finish it off with with another drizzle of olive oil, some flaky salt, and a drizzle of hot sauce.
Add the sauce in the last half hour, advised the master griller.
In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, homemade sauces, plants and baked goods, hot lunch also was available.
Served in a rich and creamy sauce infused with mushrooms and parmesan, the gnocchi were tender and complemented by the pop of fresh English peas and delicate asparagus.
Dunk each item in the bubbling broth; different dipping sauces help season the finished food.
Season the sauce to taste with salt, and whisk well.
Among the choices: Shrimp sauteed in white wine over spinach for $12.50, spaghetti carbonara for two for $8.95, and veal in garlic wine sauce for $11.95.
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Definition of sauce
1a : to dress with relish or seasoningb : to cover or serve with a sauce
2a archaic : to modify the harsh or unpleasant characteristics ofb : to give zest or piquancy to
3 : to be rude or impudent to
First Known Use of sauce
SAUCE Defined for Kids
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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