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 So is hard seltzer, which, along with canned cocktails (both, ugh!), grew 43% during 2020. Elin Mccoy,, "Eight Ways Wine Will Change in 2021," 28 Dec. 2020 So is hard seltzer, which, along with canned cocktails (both, ugh!), grew 43% during 2020. Elin Mccoy, Fortune, "8 ways wine will change in 2021," 28 Dec. 2020 Directions Into a tall glass filled with ice, pour seltzer, cordial and then aquavit. Kara Newman, WSJ, "Svalbard Sling," 26 Dec. 2020 The two products are relatively recent entrants into the booming hard seltzer market. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, "Strictly Legal: Getting 'izzy' with it," 24 Dec. 2020 Hard seltzer, once believed a fad, is showing no signs of fizzling. Ashley Shaffer, USA TODAY, "The president's flexing his Trump cards," 23 Dec. 2020 According to consulting company Grand View Research, the hard seltzer market is expected to grow from $4.5 billion in 2020 to $14.5 billion in 2027. David Lindquist, The Indianapolis Star, "Upland hopes to make splash with hard seltzer’s real fruit and barrel-aged pedigree," 5 Dec. 2020 Hard seltzer has been a success for the Bud Light brand since its January launch. Jordan Valinsky, CNN, "Bud Light gets festive with new holiday hard seltzer flavors," 27 Oct. 2020 Coke was likely looking to get into the booming hard seltzer market before its revenue plunged 28% in the second quarter due to the coronavirus outbreak. Matt Ott,, "Coke teaming up with Molson Coors on Topo Chico Hard Seltzer," 29 Sep. 2020

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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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31 Dec 2020

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“Seltzer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of seltzer

: water that has bubbles added to it

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