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Saltos de línea: sauce
Pronunciación: /sɔːs

Definición de sauce en inglés:


[mass noun]
1A liquid or semi-liquid substance served with food to add moistness and flavour: tomato sauce [count noun]: the stock cubes can be added to soups and sauces
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It us used as a thickener in ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet, cheese, low-fat salad dressings, ketchup, sauces and many other food products.
  • The organic farmers and food processors who supply ingredients for his hot sauces and salad dressings generally share his commitment to high-quality, eco-friendly food.
  • No longer could the shortcomings of a meal be disguised with sauces: nouvelle cuisine required wonderfully fresh ingredients and a great deal of culinary skill.
1.1North American Stewed fruit, especially apples, eaten as dessert or used as a garnish.
Example sentences
  • Try making your own apple sauce and pear sauce; don't add any sugar, as these fruits are sweet enough on their own.
  • Meanwhile, you do know how to make delicious homemade cranberry sauce, don't you?
2 (the sauce) informal Alcoholic drink: she’s been on the sauce for years
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He'd self-destructed with an alcohol problem, he explained, and had turned out a number of turkeys while on the sauce.
alcohol, liquor, alcoholic drink, strong drink, intoxicating drink, spirits
British informal wallop
Northern English & Irish informal sup
North American informal juice
Australian/New Zealand informal grog
3 informal , chiefly British Impertinence; cheek: ‘None of your sauce,’ said Aunt Edie


[with object] Volver al principio  
1Provide a sauce for (something); season with a sauce: the vegetables were deliciously spiced and sauced
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Crunchy, pale, looking like a cross between retractable antennae and geometric Aztec art, they're sauced with chili oil, ginger, garlic, and fresh slices of scallion, and have all the crunchy appeal of summertime picnic food.
  • Early the next morning, the dough is sauced, cheese is added, and it is baked for 15 to 20 minutes at 430 degrees in a revolving shelf oven.
  • An unusually light tete de veau is sauced with an unusually well-gauged sauce greibish - a standard dish, of course, but rendered with expertise.
1.1Make more interesting and exciting: there was no consolation in saucing his ambition with fantasies of wealth
2 informal Be rude or impudent to (someone): a boy had sauced a monitor who wanted his shoes shined


Middle English: from Old French, based on Latin salsus 'salted', past participle of salere 'to salt', from sal 'salt'. Compare with salad.


what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander

proverb What is appropriate in one case is also appropriate in the other case in question.
Example sentences
  • Well, I always say, what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.
  • If they wish to deliver pronouncements about it, fine, but what's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.



Example sentences
  • New York pizza, contrary to the reputation, is among the worst in the country; it's usually made hours in advance, and it's generally sauceless.
  • Three enormous, sauceless meatballs made even the mountainous pile of unexceptional potato salad look small in comparison.
  • I was served salmon poached in red wine on a bed of sauceless tagliatelle which was cold.

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