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

One man strummed on a guitar, while others sipped on IPAs and chatted about their favorite shows. Sam Tabachnik, The Denver Post, "Phish fans brave plague-related drama for Labor Day weekend shows," 30 Aug. 2019 Fourteen chefs will participate; guests can sample all the burgers, while sipping wine, beer and cocktails provided by sponsors Blue Moon Brewing Company and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago Gourmet’s Hamburger Hop names 2019 competitors; tickets on sale now," 6 Aug. 2019 Savor the bold-flavored dishes while sipping a Trust No Auntie ($14) made with Pisco, beet and turmeric. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Insider’s guide: Where to eat, drink and play in SF’s Dogpatch this summer," 20 July 2019 Miley and Tish are dressed in Victorian-wear while sipping tea. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "10 Signs Miley Cyrus's "Mother's Daughter" Is the Ultimate Feminist Anthem," 2 July 2019 Children stay at a nearby play space and get a snack, plus a free hour of baby sitting, while parents sip a complimentary sparkling wine with their steakhouse meal. Alina Dizik, WSJ, "Fancy Restaurants Offer Fancy Baby Sitting to Attract Fancy Families," 26 June 2019 Patio seating makes a great spot to watch the sunset while sipping the barman’s signature cocktails. Katherine Rodeghier, Dallas News, "St. Petersburg, Fla., goes from senior rest home to hipster hangout," 18 June 2019 Watch the sunset while sipping creative cocktails at Astron or Avra. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "The Best Room At... Four Seasons Astir Palace," 12 June 2019 Patrons can also enjoy Bongo’s in-store, live shows while sipping local Genevan craft beer. Jharna Thakkar, National Geographic, "Geneva's hidden gems: the ultimate weekend itinerary," 30 May 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The first sip of bright red hibiscus tea can be a shock. Jolene Thym, The Mercury News, "Taste-Off: The Bay Area’s best (and worst) hibiscus teas," 13 July 2019 Nearby, beyond an unassuming Oaxacan restaurant, sip pisco sours and dry martinis at Hanky Panky, one of the city’s hippest speakeasies (direct message the bar on Instagram to secure a reservation and directions). Michaela Trimble, Vogue, "An Insider’s Guide to Colonia Juárez, Mexico City’s Hottest Neighborhood," 3 July 2019 On Monday, Mira Mesa’s Green Flash released Celtic Sun IPA, a non-barrel-aged beer designed to drink between sips of Jameson Caskmates IPA. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "On Independence Day, local award-winners celebrate the freedom to homebrew," 1 July 2019 The 14-acre park will lets fans of the Star Wars franchise ride on the Millennium Falcon, sip cocktails like a smuggler at a cantina, and tour the environs of Black Spire Outpost, a space port located on the Star Wars universe planet of Batuu. Johnny Simon, Quartz, "Photos: Inside Disney’s new Star Wars theme park," 30 May 2019 The list of sugary sips includes lemonade, sports drinks, sweetened teas, juice drinks, and for older kids, coffee drinks that are reminiscent of milk shakes. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "Back to school: 9 lower-sugar snacks and treats for kids you can feel good about," 21 Aug. 2019 The first sip had a sharp bite: peach schnapps doused with mineral water, heavily carbonated. Eric Westby, BostonGlobe.com, "Champagne at Chernobyl," 20 Aug. 2019 One overenthusiastic sip of coffee and your entire outfit ends up in the trash. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Billie Eilish Just Had the Most Hilarious Wardrobe Malfunction," 20 Aug. 2019 To raise the stakes, each brewery will offer two beers with the protein pairings, so guests can try up to 46 different sips and 23 different types of 'cue. Adam Lukach, chicagotribune.com, "Bears’ training camp and a beer-meets-BBQ contest — here are 5 things to do in Chicago this weekend," 1 Aug. 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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