sip

verb
\ˈsip \
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

Its nightlife has exploded with breweries and trendy bars, including one where patrons sip cocktails while playing shuffleboard. Kiana Cornish, WSJ, "Gowanus Reaches New Culinary Heights With First Michelin-Starred Restaurant," 6 Nov. 2018 As the sun set, the designers took a deep breath, sipped some Champagne, and prepared themselves for the big finale, taking place this November in Brooklyn. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Design and Art Merge at the Whitney for the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Design Challenge Cocktail," 18 Oct. 2018 On Mota Mahana, the line’s private island in French Polynesia, passengers sip cocktails from the floating bar, or paddle out over coral reefs on kayaks and paddleboards—straight from the ship’s water sports marina. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cruise Lines in the World: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Besides taking part in the stylish mom’s activity of choice, Archie and Christina have also sipped high tea in a castle, practiced their archery skills, hit the beach, and survived a lengthy airport delay together. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Christina El Moussa and Boyfriend Ant Anstead's Son Have the Sweetest Relationship," 6 Sep. 2018 The car’s small engine, gas-sipping continuously variable transmission (CVT), and light weight conspire to produce best-in-class EPA mileage ratings of 31 city and 36 highway. Al Haas, Philly.com, "Nissan's Kicks is a cute, useful hatchback, not a crossover," 5 July 2018 Cynthia Nixon is sipping green tea while sitting at the counter in her kitchen in her New York City apartment in lower Manhattan. Terrell Jermaine Starr, The Root, "Cynthia Nixon’s Campaign Against White Privilege," 28 June 2018 Becca took the date rose on a date, holding it close while sipping champagne and watching the fireworks alone, save for her rose. Melissa Locker, Time, "The Bachelorette Recap: Wayne Newton and a Two-On-One Date Make Vegas Memorable," 26 June 2018 In another, Matthew McConaughey is sipping bourbon with admirers of both the spirit and his career. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Diamonds, caviar and the Instagram-famous: Inside America's most exclusive food festival," 19 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The projects are perfect for paint-and-sip parties and make unique gifts, as well as art fit for a farmhouse or any home. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Turn Beautiful Photos of the Country Into Works of Art With Paint-By-Number Kits," 30 Oct. 2018 The grape skins provide pleasantly subtle tannins, while the Riesling imbues each sip with a summery apricot flavor. Claudia Mcneilly, Vogue, "Wine-Beer Is the Perfect Hybrid Drink to Sip From Summer to Fall," 3 Aug. 2018 GoodLife’s Special Sauce aims to pack plenty of hop flavor into each sip without being overly bitter. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "Philly's G. Love debuts 'Special Sauce' beer, but it isn't in Philly," 12 June 2018 The result is hop flavors that, rather than wafting up to your nose from the glass, burst in your mouth after each sip. Orr Shtuhl, New York Times, "Two Big Brewers Try to Cash In on an I.P.A. Craze," 18 Jan. 2018 Sheetz: At this gas and sip joint, customers will offered a free cold brew at any of Sheetz's 500 locations in the Midwest and East Coast. Araceli Cruz, Teen Vogue, "Where to Get Free Coffee and Deals on National Coffee Day," 27 Sep. 2018 And yet even before your very first sip, there’s one screwy bit of physics that’s hard to deny: the bubbles in your glass of stout appear to be sinking. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, "Why Do Some Beer Bubbles Appear to Defy Physics? Science Finally Has an Answer," 16 Apr. 2018 And for just $10, these little pals might be the perfect match for your afternoon sip. Christen A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Craving a cuppa? Cue the animals," 12 Apr. 2018 Friends and couples lingered over their last few sips and maybe savored the always assorted crowd, just as was in that moment. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "Broad Ripple's Corner Wine Bar, The Wellington pub to close," 6 Mar. 2018

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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 \
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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