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

In addition to Italiano’s, La Huerta Bar & Grill, Alpha Omega Gymnastics and Dance, the Alphabet Zone Daycare, and Center Stage Gallery — a place where guests can sip wine and paint — will also call the Centré at Northpark home. Chris Shelton, Houston Chronicle, "Italiano’s, Kolache Factory, Patten Title plan Kingwood locations," 30 July 2019 Spend lazy afternoons sipping coffee and enjoying the ocean breeze, and make sure to stop by Chapelle St-Pierre, a small 14th-century chapel on the Quai Corbet. Condé Nast Traveler, "17 Most Beautiful Small Towns in France," 17 July 2019 However dramatic the tale, Ader reads it in a neutral voice, sitting in a neutral setting, intermittently sipping from a glass of water. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "Bas Jan Ader disappeared at sea at age 33. His art still haunts," 5 July 2019 The models were seen sipping tropical cocktails, frolicking on yachts, and zipping through crystal blue water on personal watercraft. Leanna Faulk And Amanda Watts, CNN, "Didn't get a ticket to the failed Fyre Festival? You can now buy the island used to promote it.," 2 July 2019 So celebrate and sip to our independence in style with these refreshing 4th of July cocktails, from Aperol Spritz slushies to pitchers of punch, and much more. Bon Appétit, Bon Appetit, "56 Recipes for 4th of July Cocktails, Drinks, and Slushies (and Definitely Frosé)," 26 June 2019 Kris Marino just wanted a quiet birthday party four years ago: Drinking out in Wynwood, ordering local drafts, sipping and swapping his collection of rare craft beers with a few friends. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "How Free the Whales became South Florida’s most exclusive beer party," 26 June 2019 One recent Friday morning, Andrew Dryden, one-half of the team behind the Los Angeles menswear store Departamento, was sitting at the bar of Maru Coffee in the city’s downtown Arts District, sipping his regular order, drip coffee, no milk. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "Why Departamento is the Coolest Menswear Store in Los Angeles. (And here is how to find it!)," 24 June 2019 Go sip Chardonnay with Lara in California and commiserate! Elena Nicolaou, refinery29.com, "Billions Season 4 Finale Recap: Et Tu, Bobby?," 4 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Harvest Festival: Hosted by Wine on 49, this festival features 11 local wineries pairing their sips with farm-to-fork treats from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 on Main Street in Sutter Creek. Lisa Herendeen, The Mercury News, "12 Amador and El Dorado festivals this summer and fall," 6 Aug. 2019 Elba said while waving a hand at his mouth and taking a sip of water. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, "Idris Elba Reveals When He Finally Felt Famous (and How Beyoncé Helped!) in Hot Ones Clip," 1 Aug. 2019 Tokarczuk took a sip of a diet Fritz-Kola, a German brand with an intense caffeine kick. Ruth Franklin, The New Yorker, "Olga Tokarczuk’s Novels Against Nationalism," 29 July 2019 Eventually all the diners, perhaps a hundred of us, take our last sips of wine, toss our recyclable dishware, and stroll over to the music venue, called the Olivier Barn, for the evening concert, by pianist Jenny Chen. James Florio, National Geographic, "See the wildest art destination in the West," 21 Mar. 2019 When some teens were just beginning to take their first sips of beer, Dylan was already struggling with alcoholism. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Remembering Luke Perry, the Poster Boy of '90s Studs," 4 Mar. 2019 The two women take their first sips; Esther takes care to prevent the husk from poking her in the eye. San Francisco Chronicle, "Act I," 4 Jan. 2013 These three cocktails full of flavor – and tequila – are sure to keep things hot between you and bae with each and every sip. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Spicy Tequila Recipes Are Exactly What You Need For Your Next Date Night," 26 July 2019 Also encourage them to take tiny sips of sports drinks with electrolytes. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "Our record heat could be dangerous — or deadly. Here’s what you need to know.," 3 July 2019

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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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