sip

verb
\ ˈsip How to pronounce sip (audio) \
sipped; sipping

Definition of sip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to take a sip of something especially repeatedly

transitive verb

1 : to drink in small quantities
2 : to take sips from

sip

noun

Definition of sip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a small draft taken with the lips
2 : the act of sipping

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Other Words from sip

Verb

sipper noun

Examples of sip in a Sentence

Verb

She sipped her coffee while she watched the sun rise. He sipped on the bottle of water.

Noun

there are a few sips left in the glass
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Castro shook hands, spoke and fielded questions for an hour as guests sipped wine from plastic cups. Ryan J. Foley, The Seattle Times, "Castro vows to champion health care, housing during 2020 bid," 8 Jan. 2019 Sprawl out on body-length sofa beds while sipping from their long list of fresh vegetable juices. Marissa Miller, Teen Vogue, "13 Dream Vacations to Add to Your Bucket List," 24 Oct. 2018 Backstage Ocasio-Cortez reviews notes in her yellow Moleskine and sips from a can of lemon LaCroix. Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, "How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Other Progressives are Defining the Midterms," 15 Oct. 2018 To sip strong aromatic coffee from midnight to the small hours always brings something interesting to the page. Deborah Levy, The Cut, "The Cost of Living," 1 July 2018 The design features Mika Cat, sipping from a glass of boba tea, with floating bubbles and hearts also in the picture. Kavita Daswani, latimes.com, "Disney, Coach team up for their Dark Fairy Tale fashion collaboration, South Coast Plaza pop-up," 17 May 2018 Throughout the day, the judges sniffed, swirled and sipped from a rainbow of amber, golden, pale yellow, even fluorescent green liquids. Allison Steele, Philly.com, "The winners of Craig LaBan's 2018 Brewvitational," 2 May 2018 Guests enjoyed the day at Town Green Park and sipped margaritas from four local restaurants - Lupe Tortilla, Guadalajara, Yucatan Taco Stand and La Cantina. Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle, "Houstonians partied this weekend with Texans cheer tryouts, Art Car festivities, and more," 16 Apr. 2018 Models smiled; guests slid into banquettes and sipped coffee; and almost everything was available for sale immediately after at the store and online. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Why Ralph Lauren Served Up Fashion With Coffee," 8 Feb. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

During long summer nights, everyone’s got a suit under their clothes as the pier fills with swimmers and natural wine drinkers who dip between sips. Bon Appetit, "La Banchina," 18 June 2018 Now, between sips of Bordeaux and bites of foie gras, longtime patrons hope the maître d and dining room manager won't follow suit. Town & Country, "The 1% Daily," 31 Mar. 2014 Four months earlier, the USS Carl Vinson visited Vietnam, the first time an American carrier sip had been to that country since the Vietnam War. Lucas Tomlinson, Fox News, "North Korea remains 'significant' nuclear threat, Trump pick for top US general in South Korea says," 25 Sep. 2018 Despite the driven, dominating fruit shown on the palate, however, the finish is warm, charming and pleasant, easily inviting you back for another sip. Breanne L. Heldman, PEOPLE.com, "The Walking Dead's Latest Wines Allow You to Toast Michonne, Maggie and Carol," 21 May 2018 As the audience cracked up, Comey smirked, and took another big sip of wine. Emily Yahr, chicagotribune.com, "'I'm like a breakup he can't get over': James Comey joins Stephen Colbert and mocks Trump," 18 Apr. 2018 Neither sweet nor sticky, the beer’s extremely dry finish functions much like the pinch of salt in a gose, continually beckoning your tongue back to the glass for another sip. Daniel Barnes, sacbee, "Northern California's new 'Champagne' beer could signal the end of the hazy IPA trend | The Sacramento Bee," 13 Apr. 2018 Measures like sucking on ice chips, taking small sips of water, and gently easing yourself back into bland foods can help, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "8 Vomiting Causes to Consider Next Time You’re Really Sick," 18 Jan. 2019 The last three sips of wine from dinner are perfect for me, since the ideal dessert, in my mind, is a nightcap. Gabrielle Hamilton, House Beautiful, "Gabrielle Hamilton's Milk Punch with Sesame Cookies," 29 Nov. 2012

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First Known Use of sip

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sip

Verb

Middle English sippen; akin to Low German sippen to sip

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sip

verb

English Language Learners Definition of sip

: to drink (a liquid) slowly by taking only small amounts into your mouth

sip

verb
\ ˈsip How to pronounce sip (audio) \
sipped; sipping

Kids Definition of sip

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to take small drinks of

sip

noun

Kids Definition of sip (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of taking a small drink
2 : a small amount taken by sipping

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