non·​ca·​lo·​ric | \ ˌnän-kə-ˈlȯr-ik How to pronounce noncaloric (audio) \

Definition of noncaloric

: free from or very low in calories a noncaloric drink

Examples of noncaloric in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Made primarily of almond flour and coconut milk, Sinless Donuts are sweetened with a noncaloric sugar alcohol called erythritol that has no effect on blood sugar, making each doughnut between 2.5 to 4.5 net carbs. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Keto desserts: 3 local places to find ‘sinless’ doughnuts, king cake and more," 17 Jan. 2020 They were then presented with a daily choice between more alcohol or a solution of the noncaloric sweetener saccharine. Bret Stetka, Scientific American, "Scientists Pinpoint Brain Region That May Be Center of Alcohol Addiction," 21 June 2018 They are sweetened with stevia, a noncaloric botanical sweetener., "Chocolate bars sweetened with stevia," 3 Apr. 2018 But unlike the initial plan, the new proposal would cover not only sugary drinks but all sweetened beverages, including diet drinks — beverages with noncaloric sweeteners. Daniel Beekman, The Seattle Times, "Diet drinks added to Seattle mayor’s soda-tax proposal, upping revenue estimates," 27 Apr. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'noncaloric.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of noncaloric

1950, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about noncaloric

Time Traveler for noncaloric

Time Traveler

The first known use of noncaloric was in 1950

See more words from the same year

Statistics for noncaloric

Cite this Entry

“Noncaloric.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for noncaloric


non·​ca·​lo·​ric | \ -kə-ˈlȯr-ik, -ˈlōr-, -ˈlär-; -ˈkal-ə-rik How to pronounce noncaloric (audio) \
variants: or non-caloric

Medical Definition of noncaloric

: free from or very low in calories noncaloric beverages Both sugar and the noncaloric sweeteners activated a brain region called the amygdala, which signals sensory pleasure.— Douglas Fox, The Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2009

Comments on noncaloric

What made you want to look up noncaloric? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!