selt·​zer | \ ˈselt-sər \

Definition of seltzer

: artificially carbonated water

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My personal advice: order a white wine spritzer, which is half seltzer and half white wine. Micaela English, Town & Country, "The Modern Lady's Guide To Meeting His Parents," 17 Feb. 2015 The seltzer comes in coconut and passionfruit, but also lime and orange, and something called LaCola. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "The company’s “natural flavors” have been an ongoing mystery.," 8 Oct. 2018 Instead of sugary drinks like soda, consider flavored seltzer waters that are tasty and refreshing without any sugar at all. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 13 Best Healthy Drinks You Can Get at the Supermarket," 20 Aug. 2018 Two eggs with pastrami hash and a seltzer cost $24. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "A New Yorker Tours Times Square," 13 Nov. 2018 Get ready for the smoothest cold brew of your life, sparkling coconut water, grapefruit seltzer, and more. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "The 13 Best Healthy Drinks You Can Get at the Supermarket," 20 Aug. 2018 Gas can escape from runny lava (and seltzer) more easily than from thick lava. Anna Rothschild, Washington Post, "Here’s why some volcanoes are more explosive than others," 10 May 2018 Artificial carbonation is a sign of seltzer or club soda. Kristen Fischer, Fox News, "Is seltzer good for you?," 9 Sep. 2018 That’s part of the rationale behind Pepsi’s $3.2 billion purchase of refillable seltzer water maker SodaStream. Rani Molla, Recode, "SodaStream’s path to its $3.2 billion Pepsi deal," 20 Aug. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of seltzer

: water that has bubbles added to it

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