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 Hang out in the tasting room and sip on a craft beer. Kara Franker, Southern Living, "Things to Do in Clearwater, Florida: Attractions and Travel Guide," 29 June 2020 Try it with spicy foods, pre-meal noshes or just sip it on its own. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Summer sipping doesn’t get much better than these five wines under $20," 26 June 2020 Some are just nicer to use, easier to sip from, and more ergonomic to hold. Matt Jancer, Wired, "The Best Reusable Water Bottles to Help You Ditch Single-Use Plastics," 26 June 2020 There's nothing quite like that rich mixture of ice cream and flavorings, blended until just barely thin enough to sip through a straw. Saveur, "Creamy Milkshake Recipes," 15 June 2015 Traynor gives patrons a trip, or sip, down memory lane with drinks like the Rockin Rodeo ($12 for 2 servings, $24 for 4-5) made with Larceny Bourbon, Amaro Ciociaro, lemon, apple, brown butter syrup and bitters. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 22 restaurants and bars with to-go cocktails around metro Phoenix," 22 June 2020 Betting windows and gift shops were closed, not a single boozy Belmont Breeze to sip. Jake Einer, The Courier-Journal, "New York-bred Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes," 20 June 2020 Not one to sip a drink and gently sway to the beat, Snooki put her former cheerleading skills to good use and proceeded to back flip her way across the dance floor. Derek Lawrence, EW.com, "The party's leaving: Snooki's snookiest Jersey Shore moments," 18 June 2020 Bees rest on the flowers’ quivering stamens to sip their golden nectar, then move in drunken joy to another tree, their legs and backs powdered with pollen. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, "How Apples Go Bad," 8 June 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The country singer manages to tame a rowdy horse with a calming song, transforming into a horse whisperer after just one sip of the drink. Jenna Ryu, USA TODAY, "The funniest celeb commercials, from Ja Rule's low-budget ad to Taylor Swift for Apple Music," 3 July 2020 The lumpia were small and perfectly crunchy, like more substantial Takis, and went down great with a sip of mango nectar. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Extra Spicy: Listen to the first 3 episodes of The Chronicle’s new food podcast," 22 June 2020 Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista also spoofed the incident, taking a minute to psych himself up like a boxer preparing for battle before ultimately finding the courage to take a one-handed sip. Mike Miller, EW.com, "Henry Winkler shades Trump by performing feat of drinking water one-handed," 22 June 2020 For a zingier sip, try the Slammer ($18) that is made with Commerce Gin, passion fruit, guava, acidified orange juice and AZ Bitters Lab orange sunshine bitters. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Here are 22 restaurants and bars with to-go cocktails around metro Phoenix," 22 June 2020 Each sip is like taking a bite of toast smeared with lemon curd. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Clay Pigeon soars high with its new wine releases," 20 June 2020 The hummingbirds quickly learned to associate one color with a rewarding sweet sip, and the other color with unrewarding plain water. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Hummingbirds Can See Colors Invisible to Humans, Study Finds," 18 June 2020 The hummingbirds, which eat flower nectar, quickly learned to associate one color with a rewarding sweet sip, and the other color with unrewarding plain water. Virginia Morell, National Geographic, "Hummingbirds see colors we can’t even imagine," 15 June 2020 Another video circulated of Trump taking a sip of water from a glass tucked inside his lectern on the dais at West Point. Maggie Haberman, BostonGlobe.com, "Watch: Trump walks gingerly down ramp, raising questions," 14 June 2020

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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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Time Traveler for sip

Time Traveler

The first known use of sip was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

8 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sip.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sip. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for sip

sip

verb
How to pronounce sip (audio)

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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