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 Visitors and residents to Miami Beach won’t be able to use plastic straws and stirrers when sipping their drinks and coffee at cafes and marinas in the near future. Johnny Diaz, sun-sentinel.com, "Miami Beach latest South Florida city to say no to plastic straws, stirrers," 12 Sep. 2019 Plan something for the end of the week, whether that's a cooking class, paint 'n sip, or family game night. Brooke Kosofsky Glassberg, Good Housekeeping, "This 30-Day Self-Care Challenge Will Help Busy Moms Slow Down," 11 Sep. 2019 Here's what experts have to say about your sipping habits (or lack thereof). Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "How Much Water Should You Drink Each Day? Experts Weigh In," 27 Aug. 2019 Svelte New Age financiers pass entire days inside its Union Square location, sipping oat-milk lattes between meditation sessions and acupuncture consultations; 10 more are set to launch around the world. Erin Florio, Condé Nast Traveler, "How the New Wave of Members' Clubs Are Competing With Soho House," 26 Aug. 2019 Parents sought refuge from the heat on picnic tables under trees, sipping sodas and cold bottled water. Marina Starleaf Riker, ExpressNews.com, "Hundreds of San Antonio children get free backpacks at 13th annual giveaway," 18 Aug. 2019 At the opening ceremony of this year’s conference, the ballroom at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown was buzzing with fresh-faced capitalist devotees sipping wine and beer and declaiming their love of Rand’s work. Alexander Sammon, The New Republic, "The Last of the Ayn Rand Acolytes," 14 Aug. 2019 Sturridge, playing a British commercial photographer with a charming working-class tinge to his voice, opens the play sipping a pint while sitting atop a brick wall and making eye contact with members of the audience, or seeming to. Kyle Smith, National Review, "On Broadway, a Stagy Kind of Mourning," 9 Aug. 2019 At a splash park in San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso, Kevin Garzon and his fianceé, Racquel Lopez, snacked on chocolate cake and sipped sodas while watching their three kids play in the fountains at the edge of the park. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "'Mom, it's happening again!' Two mass shootings leave El Paso residents wondering if anywhere is safe," 5 Aug. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Last year, Deja celebrated her 21st birthday hanging out at the beach while taking sips of her first daiquiri. al.com, "‘Her strength was amazing’: After daughter’s death, Alabama mother continues her legacy through charity," 18 July 2019 The truffles take little sips of sugar and water out of their host tree’s roots, and in return feed soil nutrients back into the tree—or so the theory goes. Alejandra Borunda, National Geographic, "Europe’s precious truffles are struggling to survive intensifying droughts," 11 July 2019 The rest of the time, Blake can be spotted stealing sips of his drink on air. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Blake Shelton Revealed What's in His Cup on 'The Voice' and It's Definitely Not Water," 30 Apr. 2019 Crack the can, take a sip as a base test, put it in the Fizzics, pour, taste. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "This Machine Makes Canned Beer Taste Like Draft," 17 Mar. 2019 Nearby a man who had lost his house took tiny sips from a bottle of water. Patrick Oppmann, Jaide Timm-garcia And Jose Armijo, CNN, "'Grand Bahama is dead': A firsthand look at Dorian's destruction," 9 Sep. 2019 All three evenings will feature plenty of sips from wineries, breweries and distilleries. Jenn Harrisstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "The Taste, our annual three-day food festival over Labor Day weekend, is back," 29 Aug. 2019 Each sip from a bowl of the Hokkaido miso ramen ($9.70) is an umami bomb of salt and meat. Nick Kindelsperger, chicagotribune.com, "10 places to find a great meal along the overpriced dining wasteland of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile," 22 July 2019 Chilled it, popped it open, took a sip and was immediately disgusted: harsh, with merely dull remnants of hops and hints of wet cardboard. Robert Allen, Detroit Free Press, "I wrote about beer for the Free Press. Here's what I learned.," 23 June 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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The first known use of sip was in the 14th century

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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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