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Sauce appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • Miss Smith's fish-sauce shop seldom sells shellfish.
  • There's horseradish sauce on this shot silk short-sleeved shirt.
    (by Jenny Forbes)
  • Suzie Seaword's fish-sauce shop sells unsifted thistles for thistle-sifters to sift.
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Sauce is sometimes a misspelling of source.

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Definition of the noun sauce

What does sauce mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: sauces

  1. flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food

Alternative definition of the noun sauce


  1. A liquid (often thickened) condiment or accompaniment to food
  2. cheek, impertinence
  3. [context: usually "the"] booze, alcohol
  4. [bodybuilding] anabolic steroids
  5. [US, slang, 1800s] Vegetables.

Definition of the verb sauce

What does sauce mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: sauced | saucing | sauces

  1. behave saucily or impudently towards
    • lexical domain: Activities - verbs of political and social activities and events
    • more generic words: act / behave / do = behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior
  2. dress (food) with a relish
  3. add zest or flavor to, make more interesting
    • example: sauce the roast
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic words: alter / change / modify = cause to change; make different

Alternative definition of the verb sauce


  1. to add sauce to something
  2. to act in a cheeky manner

Phrases with Sauce

  1. hot sauce
  2. soy sauce
  3. duck sauce
  4. Fish sauce
  5. hard sauce
  6. mint sauce
  7. plum sauce
  8. soya sauce
  9. taco sauce
  10. wine sauce
  11. Wing Sauce
  12. aioli sauce
  13. apple sauce
  14. bread sauce
  15. brown sauce
  16. caper sauce
  17. chili sauce
  18. cream sauce
  19. curry sauce
  20. fudge sauce

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Sauce

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Google previewAsian Fusion (2011)

A Culinary Odyssey of Vegan Recipes by Chat Mingkwan

Chile sauces are prepared Asian seasonings that can be used as condiments or mixed into a dish. Asian black bean garlic sauce is a sweet, mild, and smoky chile sauce that often is used as a flavor enhancer in salad dressings and soups.

Google previewMastering the Grill (2010)

The Owner's Manual for Outdoor Cooking by David Joachim, Andrew Schloss

Thick, red-brown, sweet, and spicy, hoisin sauce is a mainstay of Chinese cooking. It is often used...

Fish sauce (also called nam pla): Made by fermenting salted fish, fish sauce is an ancient and important flavoring in Southeast Asian dishes.

Google previewDictionary of Flavors (2017)

by Dolf De Rovira, Sr.

Soy sauce is a cultured soy product using Aspergillus oryzea as the fermenting agent. See Soy Sauce and Appendix 2. Uses for soybeans follow: Ground soybean – Added to many dishes for the addition of nutrients, flavor, and thickness.

Google previewThe Food of London (2012)

A Culinary Tour of Classic British Cuisine by Kathryn Hawkins

Brown sauce is a combination of spicy sweet and vinegary sour flavors, and it is good when served with a traditional English breakfast. COLEMAN'S MUSTARD: The manufacture of mustard powder has for the last century been synonymous in ...

Google previewThe Energy Edge (2013)

by Pamela M. Smith

Although pasta with red sauce is a relatively low-fat choice, order it in a side dish or appetizer portion topped with steamed or grilled seafood, chicken, or fish. Ask for your salad with dressing on the side, and never hesi- tate to request a red ...

Google previewAsian Flavors (2005)

Unlock Culinary Secrets with Spices, Sauces, and Other Exotic Ingredients by Wendy Sweetser

Fish sauce is an indigenous ingredient in Thai, Vietnamese, Filipino, and Cambodian cuisines where it is known respectively as nam pla, nuoc mam, patis, and nguoc mam. Made from fermented fish or shrimp, fish sauce is rich in protein and ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Vegan Cooking (2008)

by Beverly Bennett, Ray Sammartano

Yield: VA cups Prep time: 2 or 3 minutes Serving size: 2 tablespoons Spicy peanut sauce is a commonly used ingredient in Thai cuisine, and this one can be used as a salad dressing, a sauce for stir-fries and other dishes, and a dipping sauce ...

Google previewCooking with Frank's RedHot Cayenne Pepper Sauce (2014)

Delicious Recipes That Bring the Heat by Rachel Rappaport

Frank's® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce is the perfect condiment to drizzle on your eggs, but that isn't all you can do with it. Frank's® RedHot® Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce is the perfect ingredient to incorporate into pretty ...

Google previewRuhlman's Twenty (2011)

20 Techniques, 200 Recipes, A Cook's Manifesto by Michael Ruhlman

Sauce is a fundamental part of a dish, not an accessory. And that's how you should think of...

Google previewIntroductory Foods (2016)

by CTI Reviews

hollandaise sauce is an emulsion of butter and lemon juice or vinegar using egg yolks as the emulsifying agent, usually seasoned with salt and a little white pepper or cayenne pepper. It is a French sauce, so named because it was believed to ...

Google previewBBQ USA (2003)

425 Fiery Recipes from All Across America by Steven Raichlen

Hoisin sauce is a thick, sweet Chinese table sauce made primarily of fermented soybean paste and sugar. There are several options for rice wine: You can use brown Chinese rice wine or the clear Japanese sake, or you could even use a ...

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Grilling (2006)

by Don Mauer

sauce is a thick, spicy-sweet Asian sauce made from sugar and soybeans,

Asian fish sauce is an extremely pungent, strong-flavored, and salty liquid made from fermented anchovies, water, and salt.

Google previewThe Complete Idiot's Guide to Cooking Substitutions (2008)

by Ellen Brown

Japanese soy sauce is the major ingredient, so it can be used as an alternative. poppy seed Poppy seeds are the mature seeds of the beautiful flower that also produces opium; the seeds are so tiny, it takes abut 900,000 seeds to produce a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)

sauce nuda ventricosa. Nuc. 2, osseaz, 2-loculares. 287. MESSERCHMlDIA. Nuc. 2, suberosre. Cor. sauce nuda, insundib. Sect. Ill. Flora: manopdali,inserifletrqfiotrmi .

Google previewThe Visual Food Encyclopedia (1996)

condiment that originated in China, where it has been used for over 2,500 years, soy sauce is a key ingredient in Asian cuisine. Shoyu(its Japanese name) is thought to have been brought to Japan during the 7th century by Buddhist monks; ...

Google previewThe Grilling Encyclopedia (1994)

An A-to-Z Compendium of how to Grill Almost Anything

There are three techniques commonly used to thicken marinades for use as a sauce. There is some debate on whether marinades are more effective when covered or left exposed to air. Refrigerated marinades should definitely be covered or ...

Google previewMazdaznan encyclopedia of dietetics and home cook book (1909)

cooked and uncooked foods, what to eat and how to eat it ...

SWEET TOMATO SAUCE. Boil for one hour four tomatoes, with sufficient water to cover, together with one small onion, one tablespoonful sugar, one tablespoonful lemon juice, a pinch of mustard, ginger, and cinnamon, two sprigs each of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1900)

Stewed cucumber and cheese sauce. Stilton cheese. Pine biscuits. Toasted gluten flour bread. Dinner Puree of lettuce or spinach. Turbot and tartar sauce. (See infra.) Roast chicken and water-cress.

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Quotes about Sauce

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
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Scrabble value of S1A1U1C3E1

The value of this 5-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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