Definition of slurp in English:


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Pronunciation: /sləːp


[with object]
  • Drink or eat (something) with a loud sucking noise: she slurped her coffee [no object]: he slurped noisily from a wine glass
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    • Mom lectured as she snatched Jason's drink and began slurping it up.
    • The last thing I remember before I drifted off to sleep was the annoying slurping noise of him sucking on his thumb.
    • When the waitress returned with everybody else's drinks, Jason snatched the white cappuccino mug and noisily slurped the foam beginning to overflow atop the glass.


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  • 1A loud sucking sound made while drinking or eating: she drank it down with a loud slurp
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    • Silence developed between the two, the only noise being the slurps from Duncan drinking his coffee and Carl pulling out a plate from the cupboard.
    • As usual, the food mountain expressed itself in quivering, groaning, and loud slurps.
    • He came toward me in the darkness and stretched out his neck, put his head down to the water and drank with noisy slurps.
  • 1.1A mouthful of liquid drunk with a loud sucking sound: he took a noisy slurp of his beer
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    • ‘I'm not really like this character, no,’ says Capaldi, as he reaches for a slurp of americano.
    • Even before I'd taken a slurp of the broth, I felt better.
    • Another slurp of wine and out with my favourite wok.



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  • A home-made coleslaw, full of organic vegetables and coated in unctuous mayonnaise, accompanies a baked potato admirably, the slurpy dressing removing the need for any added butter.
  • Now, I'm not against people over the age of 35 getting some action but these two were going for it: tongues, slurpy noises, blissful grins and snuggles and all.
  • Once you actually witness the event in its messy, slurpy, all-over-the place glory, the mystery has gone.


mid 17th century: from Dutch slurpen.

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