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 The atmosphere and premeal sips lead one, happily, to the menu, which abounds with Welch’s favored, Mediterranean influences and love of vegetables; five of the menu’s 13 savory dishes are vegetarian/vegan or can be made so. Phil Vettel, chicagotribune.com, "Review: Good Fortune restaurant combines clubby good looks with a neighborhood vibe," 15 Nov. 2019 Climbers from all over sat on crash pads, sipping steamy beverages from their thermoses. Sasha Digiulian, Outside Online, "Why Sasha DiGiulian Lobbies Congress in Her Free Time," 13 Nov. 2019 Ride the rails and sip Each summer, the Verde Canyon Railroad offers the Grape Train Escape, an evening excursion that typically features wine from the Verde Valley. Scott Craven, azcentral, "5 Arizona outdoor adventures that end with a glass of wine in your hand," 8 Nov. 2019 Guests swooned over the diamonds while sipping on Champagne before being ushered into elevators that led up to the Blue Box Cafe. Vogue, "The Vogue100 Enjoys Breakfast at Tiffany’s," 8 Nov. 2019 The Fort Lauderdale chapter of Housewives in the City (a national social organization with affiliates in Pompano Beach and Miami) will meet Sunday for Tarpon River Brewing's Sunday Brunch & Brews, a dining-sipping-shopping event that begins at noon. Ben Crandell, sun-sentinel.com, "Weekend preview: The Wharf Fort Lauderdale opening, ‘Whiskey on Beer,’ Father Christmas in Boca Raton," 7 Nov. 2019 In the second, a group of workers stand, waist-deep in sewage, sipping cups of tea. The Economist, "Research suggests happy employees are good for firms and investors," 31 Oct. 2019 In a corner of the restaurant, Rick Rubin is finishing up his meal, sipping on lemon water and peering at paperwork through crimson tinted glasses. Danielle Bacher, Billboard, "Desperately Seeking Kanye in Cody, Wyoming," 28 Oct. 2019 Sometimes, her grandchildren would join in, sipping nonalcoholic beverages from fancy glasses while grandma had her martini. Chris Kaltenbach, baltimoresun.com, "Margaret Castoro, homemaker, cook, administrative assistant, dies," 21 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Salazar nearly killed himself once running a marathon without taking a sip of water. John Canzano | The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Canzano: I’m the dope when it comes to the four-year ban of Nike Oregon Project coach Alberto Salazar," 1 Oct. 2019 After lighting a cigar and taking a sip of red wine, Cam Newton opened up about his injury status in a video published on his YouTube channel on Friday. Jacob Feldman, SI.com, "Cam Newton Shares the 'Truth' About His Injury and Why He's Sidelined," 27 Sep. 2019 The sip was a hit in its native Italy as an aperitivo—a sort of light, low-ABV pre-dinner drink meant to refresh you from the day and get your appetite in gear for the evening. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "The History of the Aperol Spritz," 24 Aug. 2019 Every sip of coffee is a footprint on the earth, and is that footprint good for birds or not? Carah Wertheimer, National Geographic, "How can coffee plantations be more bird-friendly?," 29 Apr. 2019 The sips are dry to the taste, but the flavor is juicy. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Drinking beer and asking questions about IPAs and lactose at Hacienda Beer Co.," 24 Apr. 2019 The most sugary sip McDonald's offers is a large mocha, with 11 teaspoons of sugar. Kate Storey, Marie Claire, "Sorry, Everyone, but There's an Unbelievable Amount of Sugar in Your Starbucks," 17 Feb. 2016 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

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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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20 Nov 2019

Time Traveler for sip

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

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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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