S s


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [sip]
    • /sɪp/
    • /ˈsɪpɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [sip]
    • /sɪp/

Definitions of sipping word

  • verb with object sipping to drink (a liquid) a little at a time; take small tastes of: He sipped the hot tea noisily. 1
  • verb with object sipping to drink from a little at a time: The bird sipped the flower. 1
  • verb with object sipping to take in; absorb: to sip knowledge at its source. 1
  • verb without object sipping to drink by sips. 1
  • noun sipping an instance of sipping; a small taste of a liquid: One sip told me that the milk was sour. 1
  • noun sipping a small quantity taken by sipping: Take just a sip, not a gulp or a swallow. 1

Information block about the term

Origin of sipping

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; Middle English sippen (v.), akin to Low German sippen to sip

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Sipping


sipping popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 92% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

sipping usage trend in Literature

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

Top questions with sipping

  • what is sipping lean?

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?