selt·​zer | \ ˈselt-sər How to pronounce seltzer (audio) \

Definition of seltzer

: artificially carbonated water

Examples of seltzer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some midsize Oregon producers have fledgling seltzer programs, including Fort George Brewery, Ninkasi Brewing and 2 Towns Ciderhouse. oregonlive, 15 Sep. 2021 Among 2021's new offerings: Cup Noodles Pumpkin Spice flavor ramen and Bud Light Pumpkin Spice seltzer. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 11 Sep. 2021 Made with pineapple purée, key lime purée and cream of coconut, this hard seltzer smoothie is unlike any other. Bon Appétit, 13 Aug. 2021 Shortages have been showing up in waters, iced teas and soft drinks, as well as beer, hard seltzer and canned cocktails. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 Portland’s Old Town Brewing went a brand new way to attract new customers during this difficult period: Adding its Upper Left hard seltzer brand. oregonlive, 26 Dec. 2021 But the summer of 2021 didn't quite continue the hard seltzer trend many experts predicted. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 17 Dec. 2021 Travis Scott is closing the door on his spiked seltzer business venture. Olivia Jakiel,, 11 Dec. 2021 Apple is showing up everywhere from spiked seltzer to beer and cocktails, and pear is making a strong showing as well. Dana Mcmahan, USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of seltzer

1775, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for seltzer

modification of German Selterser (Wasser) water of Selters, from Nieder Selters, Germany

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The first known use of seltzer was in 1775

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18 Jan 2022

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“Seltzer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of seltzer

: water that has bubbles added to it


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