so·​da | \ ˈsō-də How to pronounce soda (audio) \

Definition of soda

c : sodium often used in combinationsoda-feldsparnitrate of soda
c : a sweet drink consisting of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream
3 : the faro card that shows faceup in the dealing box before play begins

Examples of soda in a Sentence

I ordered fries and a soda.
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First Known Use of soda

1558, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for soda

Italian, from Arabic suwwād, any of several saltworts from the ashes of which sodium carbonate is obtained

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8 Jan 2021

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“Soda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of soda

US : a drink made of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream
: a white powdery substance that contains salt and is used in cooking and medicine


so·​da | \ ˈsō-də How to pronounce soda (audio) \

Kids Definition of soda

1 : a powdery substance like salt used in washing and in making glass or soap
5 : a sweet drink made of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream


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