special sauce

noun

Definition of special sauce

: secret sauce … thinly sliced lamb served with tomato, onion and special sauce on warm pita bread …New Times The special sauce is their software that enables the computers to tell whether a call has reached a live person or an answering device …— Tiernan Ray

Examples of special sauce in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Others feature blackened swordfish, a vegetarian mushroom option with chorizo spices, and cheeseburger, with ground beef, cheddar, onion, tomato and special sauce. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "CT chef Tyler Anderson goes back to his SoCal roots with TA-Que, featuring street tacos and barbecue in Millwright’s parking lot," 26 Aug. 2020 Now the track gets some special sauce from Paris' best Tchami, who adds a swirly, heady, hypnotic vibe on his edit. Katie Bain, Billboard, "First Spin: The Week's Best New Dance Tracks From Icona Pop, Machinedrum, SG Lewis & More," 7 Aug. 2020 Sure, there was a lot of talking at school, but the special sauce of his relationships was non-verbal. Elissa Strauss, CNN, "How to engage preschoolers on Zoom when social bonding is more important than ever," 10 June 2020 This special sauce transforms the material into an aluminum alloy that stays solid. London Gibson, Indianapolis Star, "Carmel's city fleet first to use technology that creates hydrogen energy 'on demand'," 17 Apr. 2020 Grab a seat underneath ceilings pinned with several generations’ worth of ball caps and order a cheeseburger ($7.25), with its thin patty, cheddar cheese and special sauce, plus an order of onion rings ($5.50/$8.95), french fries ($4.50/$6.25). oregonlive, "Portland’s 40 best inexpensive restaurants," 11 Mar. 2020 Make Ahead The special sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Los Angeles Times, "A delicious plant-based burger? You can make it at home.," 27 Sep. 2019 Ny said his brother-in-law took six or seven years to create the special sauce. cleveland, "The Boiler 65 seafood restaurant in South Euclid is messy fun," 10 Jan. 2020 Be sure to try the Poboy Roll, featuring softshell crab, shrimp tempura, crawfish and lettuce with the chef’s special sauce on top, with Green Tea or Red Bean ice cream for dessert. Michelle Matthews | Mmatthews@al.com, al, "The hottest new restaurants that opened in Mobile in 2019," 9 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of special sauce

1848, in the meaning defined above

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30 Aug 2020

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“Special sauce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20sauce. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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