selt·​zer ˈselt-sər How to pronounce seltzer (audio)
: artificially carbonated water

Examples of seltzer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Soon, those visiting downtown Royal Oak for a cold drink will be able to go right up to the counter and pour themselves a glass from a variety of beers, wines, ciders, and seltzers. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 16 Aug. 2023 Now Willie’s Superbrew has a Juicy Tangy Zesty hard seltzer brewed with an abundance of ginger, lemons, and turmeric to make a fizzy cooler perfect for a steamy summer day. Ann Trieger Kurland,, 8 Aug. 2023 This spring, after noticing that consumers were mixing juices into their hard seltzers, the company introduced a hard juice that is 8 percent alcohol by volume and contains 160 to 175 calories per 12-ounce serving. Joshua M. Bernstein, New York Times, 3 Aug. 2023 The council cites changing consumer tastes toward high-end products, plus ready-to-drink beverages such as hard seltzers, and the proliferation of craft distilleries, which number more than 2,600 today. Caitlin Gilbert, David Ovalle and Hanna Zakharenko, Anchorage Daily News, 13 July 2023 The coolers fit slim 12-ounce cans, like hard seltzers and energy drinks, and some glass bottles. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 13 July 2023 The bar offers 16 different kinds of craft, domestic, imported and specialty beers and some seltzer options. Charlie Vargas, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Sep. 2023 Burners were still dancing ecstatically and the bar was handing out spiked seltzer. Sinna Nasseri, Bon Appétit, 8 Sep. 2023 Given the drain in sales that Bud Light has seen lately, shouldn’t Boston Beer be capturing some of that business, maybe with its Truly spiked seltzers? Globe Staff,, 14 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of seltzer was in 1775

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Cite this Entry

“Seltzer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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