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 The Heinz by Nature Baby Line is also capitalizing on the nutritive benefits of the super fruit and even MillerCoors is marketing a hard seltzer by the name of Vizzy, that features antioxidants derived from the highly potent cherry. Daphne Ewing-chow, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 In their place: ads for Bud Light Next, a zero-carb spinoff, and Bud Light Seltzer Hard Soda, a seltzer that uses bolder soda flavors to augment what has become one of the industry’s fastest-growing categories. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 26 Jan. 2022 One concept is State Street Pizza Pub, which would bring personal pizzas, beer and hard seltzer to the former Point Burger Express location. Jordyn Noennig, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 Apr. 2022 Hard seltzer sales grew 121% to about $4.4 billion, across retail channels in the 52-week period that ended March 27, according to Nielsen. Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 There's the emergence of low-alcohol and non-alcoholic beers for those watching their calorie intake, much of it in direct competition with hard seltzer. Brian Manzullo, Detroit Free Press, 22 Dec. 2021 Cheers with green beer (or seltzer) at the 26th annual ShamROCK, a 21-and-up music and beer event in the Gaslamp Quarter. Sara Butler, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Mar. 2022 There’s the seltzer-down-your-pants stuff and then the dangerous stuff. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 2 Mar. 2022 Rather than returning to the 2019 status quo, the pandemic has accelerated trends already underway as wine’s core market — the baby boomer generation — ages and younger consumers branch out to spirits, craft beer and hard seltzer. Washington Post, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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18 May 2022

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“Seltzer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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