non·​al·​co·​hol·​ic | \ ˌnän-ˌal-kə-ˈhȯ-lik How to pronounce nonalcoholic (audio) , -ˈhä- \

Definition of nonalcoholic

: not alcoholic: such as
a : not containing alcohol nonalcoholic beverages
b : not relating to or caused by alcoholism nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Examples of nonalcoholic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In need of a refreshing nonalcoholic cocktail for Dry January? Kristin Scharkey, Sunset Magazine, 4 Jan. 2022 Consumer demand has soared over the past few years for nonalcoholic seltzers such as LaCroix and alcoholic ones such as White Claw that are low on calories and offer just a hint of flavor. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, 16 Dec. 2021 Mix ¼ to ½ capful (2.5 mg and 5 mg THC respectively) with sparkling water or kombucha for the hottest take on a nonalcoholic cocktail your holiday house party has ever seen. Bon Appétit, 14 Dec. 2021 Warm alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages, as well as food items, will be available for purchase at both locations, courtesy of the Picnic Hill Market Cafe. cleveland, 10 Dec. 2021 Availability is limited for this event, which costs $15 per person and includes one nonalcoholic or alcoholic beverage. Jessi Virtusio,, 9 Dec. 2021 In addition to cocktails, beer, wine and nonalcoholic beverages, Bolita will offer off-menu daily pies inspired by the bar’s drinks and baked by the pastry chef at Café Tropical. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 8 Dec. 2021 Cocktail Week: Think of D.C. Cocktail Week as the liquid version of Restaurant Week, with more than 50 bars and restaurants promoting cocktail programs, happy hours and nonalcoholic drinks. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 The hall is serving 11 taps of Chuckanut’s German- and European-style lagers, plus Bull Run cider and nonalcoholic offerings. oregonlive, 10 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use of nonalcoholic

1857, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonalcoholic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonalcoholic

used to describe a drink that does not contain any alcohol

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