lem·​on·​ade | \ ˌle-mə-ˈnād How to pronounce lemonade (audio) \

Definition of lemonade

1 : a beverage of sweetened lemon juice mixed with water
2 British : a sweet, carbonated, lemon-flavored beverage : a lemon soda

Examples of lemonade in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But anyone who knows Victor Oladipo knows the Pacers star will always do his darndest to squeeze lemons into lemonade. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Pacers star Victor Oladipo using hiatus to continue rehab," 17 Apr. 2020 Another way Levi's has turned lemons into lemonade: With so many music festivals cancelled this spring, the company launched its own month-long virtual music fest on Instagram called Live 5:01 Concert Series, a nod to its most iconic jeans model. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Levi’s focuses on keeping customers’ attention online while stores are closed," 8 Apr. 2020 Faced with a dry day and an opportunity to practice before the shutdown, Turpin coach Jess Hartley turned the proverbial lemon into lemonade. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Turpin, Anderson softball sneak scrimmage in with heartwarming ending," 18 Mar. 2020 In this trying time, China's state media has tried to turn these lemons into lemonade. Anna Fifield, Anchorage Daily News, "In China, 200 million kids have gone back to school - online," 18 Feb. 2020 The one good thing that came out of the situation was our desire to turn lemons into lemonade! Alex Leary, WSJ, "Lev Parnas Paid His Way Into Donald Trump’s Orbit," 19 Jan. 2020 Leave it up to Serena to turn lemons into lemonade and to be an incredible role model for her daughter and for fans everywhere. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Serena Williams Posted a Photo of Her Daughter Olympia Wearing a Black Tutu," 7 Sep. 2018 At noon, the Seibels returned to their vehicle, spread a blanket on the ground, and ate a picnic lunch of deep-fried buttermilk chicken, potato salad, oatmeal cake, and a jug of lemonade. Susan Glaser, cleveland, "Thanks for the memories, Cedar Point: Readers recall their favorite park moments," 3 May 2020 Davis is among thousands of people all over the world who are trying to squeeze a few tantalizingly tangy tastes of lemonade from a truly nasty lemon. Michael Granberry, Dallas News, "North Texas actress quarantined with the coronavirus makes a musical statement with hilarious videos," 7 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of lemonade

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 May 2020

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“Lemonade.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lemonade. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of lemonade

: a drink made usually of lemon juice, sugar, and water
British : a sweet lemon-flavored drink that contains many bubbles : a lemon soda


lem·​on·​ade | \ ˌle-mə-ˈnād How to pronounce lemonade (audio) \

Kids Definition of lemonade

: a drink made of lemon juice, sugar, and water

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