non·​al·​co·​hol·​ic ˌnän-ˌal-kə-ˈhȯ-lik How to pronounce nonalcoholic (audio)
: not alcoholic: such as
: not containing alcohol
nonalcoholic beverages
: not relating to or caused by alcoholism
nonalcoholic fatty liver disease

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The situation is worse in Britain than in its Western European neighbors: Food and nonalcoholic drink prices were 19 percent higher, the quickest pace of annual food inflation in more than 45 years. Eshe Nelson, New York Times, 2 June 2023 Test Kitchen Tip For a nonalcoholic version, sub lemon seltzer in place of vodka or gin. Andrea Beck, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 May 2023 Its employees fanned out from the company’s Mexico City offices in search of street vendors and markets selling the traditional, nonalcoholic versions. Kate Bernot, Washington Post, 12 May 2023 The bar program takes its cues from coastal Mexico, too, and includes nonalcoholic cocktails. Stephanie Breijo, Los Angeles Times, 23 Jan. 2023 Mocktail recipes, or nonalcoholic mixed drinks, can be just as exciting and creative as their boozy counterparts. Nicole Fischer, Good Housekeeping, 22 Dec. 2022 There are all kinds of inventive holiday drinks out there, both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, that capture the flavors of the season and can bring festivity to any brunch. Frederick Tippett, Sunset Magazine, 9 Dec. 2022 In 2021, Southwest reintroduced a small selection of nonalcoholic drinks to all flights. Sally French, Chicago Tribune, 25 May 2022 That’s more complexity than what many nonalcoholic spirits, whiskey or otherwise, are able to deliver. Allison Robicelli, Washington Post, 4 May 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonalcoholic was in 1857

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“Nonalcoholic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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