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

Reminiscent of champagne flutes, these glasses make a difference in the taste and the enjoyment of sipping tequila. Elizabeth Karmel, The Seattle Times, "A dozen gifts for cooks and foodies," 4 Dec. 2018 Whiskey is an incredibly versatile spirit, perfect for sipping neat or mixing into a cocktail. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "How to Drink Whiskey: A Complete Guide," 1 Oct. 2018 The photo of her sipping a drink during New York Fashion Week, which landed the spot of the 13th most liked pic on Instagram, was deleted from her grid with no explanation. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Selena Gomez is Taking a Break from Social Media…Again," 24 Sep. 2018 During the day, make time to snap some photos of the Spanish Arch and the Claddagh; nights are reserved for sipping Guinness with the friendly crowds. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The 2018 Friendliest Cities in the World," 8 Aug. 2018 The new Blantyre has an exquisite 10,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, where guests will be enveloped in a fantasy world of sipping Dom Perignon. Anthony Flint, BostonGlobe.com, "In the lap of luxury in Lenox, at the reborn Blantyre," 6 June 2018 The idea of sipping a martini at the bar — with its red leather, wood paneling and gleaming lamps — seems right. Alice Short, latimes.com, "At Lawry's The Prime Rib, not much has changed in 80 years, and that's the point," 10 May 2018 Models under the microscope include fuel-sipping cars that have lost out to sport-utility vehicles, Mr. Lentz said—such as the subcompact Yaris, whose U.S. sales have plummeted this year. Sean Mclain, WSJ, "Toyota Reshapes U.S. Lineup in Response to SUV Boom," 6 Nov. 2018 Now picture me on the first day of vacation, living my best life in a pool float, sipping a local craft beer, and having deep discussions about Garrett Yrigoyen with my friends. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "This Is the Only Mineral Sunscreen That Hasn't Left Me Sunburned," 13 Aug. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Never one to turn down a challenge though, both take a sip — starting with Sudler-Smith, who smells it first and then quickly spits it out. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Shep Drinks Camerans' Breast Milk on Southern Charm: 'God Knows He's Never Turned Down a Shot'," 21 June 2018 Bring it to your Budweiser-loving buddy's house and make him/her take a sip. Fox News, "10 craft beers you need to sip before summer ends," 24 Aug. 2017 But how to keep that cherry red lipstick in place—and away from your teeth—through multiple sips of champagne? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Dakota Johnson's Makeup Artist on How To Make Red Lipstick Last All Night," 31 Dec. 2018 Details: 602-842-1656, phxtours.com. Sip and Savor Tours: Wine Walkabout Tour Get your wine wanderlust on with sips at restaurants and tasting rooms around downtown Scottsdale ($73). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "11 food tours in Phoenix for best restaurants, breweries, coffee shops," 14 May 2018 There was slight tingly carbonation and a nice, bright mouthfeel during the first and subsequent sips. Todd Haefer, The (appleton, USA TODAY, "Beer Man: Sweet Rekorderlig cider is still crisp, refreshing," 22 Apr. 2018 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

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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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