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.
Recent Examples on the Web What is different about Delaware’s push for healthier beverages is that it cannot be viewed as a money grab, as in places where a soda tax was levied. USA TODAY, "Kacey Musgraves, sneaker flap, skiing in July: News from around our 50 states," 3 July 2019 The prices, too, are of another era: a sandwich is 99 cents, Dr. Brown’s soda is 50 cents, and water is free. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Carnegie Deli Returns to New York City, With a Little Help from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel," 30 Nov. 2018 Then the soda machine and other equipment went flying. Hallie Miller,, "Car crashes into Gibby’s seafood market in Lutherville-Timonium; 3 injured," 23 Nov. 2019 Beat pumpkin, condensed milk and baking soda with an electric mixer on low speed until blended. Diane J. Cho,, "Build Your Thanksgiving Menu with These Food & Cocktail Recipes from Your Favorite Celebs," 22 Nov. 2019 Normally a shandy or radler – part beer and part juice/soda – isn’t going to make my favorites list, but this one is deserving and then some. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "I’ve visited 40 Portland breweries so far in 2019; here is my favorite beer from each," 22 Nov. 2019 Drinks include draft cocktails, wines and beer, as well as large format versions of some specialty cocktails, like the Priquely Pear Paloma, made with tequila, prickly pear liqueur, lime and grapefruit soda. Grace Wong,, "South Asian pop-up Wazwan lands permanent home at Politan Row, plus more Chicago restaurant openings," 20 Nov. 2019 Stir in baking soda and let sit until dates are soft enough to break up easily with a fork, about 5 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Sticky Cranberry-Toffee Date Cake," 14 Nov. 2019 The soda giants are also seeking to monetize consumption of tap water. Thomas Mulier,, "Coke, Pepsi, and Nestle Plan to Profit From Your Tap Water," 1 Nov. 2019

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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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12 Dec 2019

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“Soda.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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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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