\ ˈslərp How to pronounce slurp (audio) \
slurped; slurping; slurps

Definition of slurp

intransitive verb

: to make a sucking noise while eating or drinking

transitive verb

: to eat or drink noisily or with a sucking sound

Other Words from slurp

slurp noun

Examples of slurp in a Sentence

He always slurps his soup. his dinner date slurped her soup directly from the bowl
Recent Examples on the Web Afterward, slurp a bowl of steaming ramen at Ramen Yokocho, an alleyway lit up by paper lanterns, with a collection of over a dozen ramen shops, or soak in an onsen at Jozankei Onsen, a hot-springs resort just outside the city. Megan Michelson, Outside Online, 1 Oct. 2021 Her Instagram fans slurp up the tropical tableaus and the glimpses of Gucci slippers in the background, but there is no question that her hands and their security-risk diamond content are the main draw. Lauren Mechling, Town & Country, 5 Mar. 2022 Hold the aluminum cup over the plastic takeout container, jab the dumpling with a chopstick and pour in some of the black vinegar sauce, then slurp it all up. The Chronicle Food & Wine Staff, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Jan. 2022 Dunham pauses to slurp down some pho noodles and take a swig of cucumber water, which her husband has brought her. Seth Abramovitch, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Jan. 2022 Heather is the only one who picks up the phone without questions (ummmm, there should have been questions), so Jen runs on over to slurp down some artichoke dip and gab about her criminal charges. Olivia Crandall, Vulture, 12 Dec. 2021 Camp in the backyard to welcome the first sunrise, tuck in to a puzzle, slurp some noodles for good luck, wear red underwear, or get witchy with some ritual candles. Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, 10 Dec. 2021 Based on what previous research found on related species, this millipede may stick its beak into fungi to slurp up their innards. ABC News, 19 Dec. 2021 To aid creative re-use of lunar resources, Greig and her colleagues propose a technology called ablative arc mining that would slurp up water ice and the kinds of metals that could be used as building materials. Ramin Skibba, Wired, 22 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of slurp

1648, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for slurp

Dutch slurpen; akin to Middle Low German slorpen to slurp

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20 May 2022

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“Slurp.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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\ ˈslərp How to pronounce slurp (audio) \
slurped; slurping

Kids Definition of slurp

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: to eat or drink noisily or with a sucking sound



Kids Definition of slurp (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sucking sound made while eating and drinking

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