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

Definition of soda

c : sodium often used in combination soda-feldsparnitrate of soda
b : soda pop
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 Passengers in the rows around me dutifully kept their masks on, except when sipping coffee or soda. Greg Jefferson, San Antonio Express-News, 23 Dec. 2021 Mike recommends a paloma cocktail with Jarritos grapefruit soda or Ficks mix. Wired Staff, Wired, 18 Dec. 2020 Instead of soda or sports drinks, make unsweetened fruit teas (hot or iced), sip sparkling water, or add fresh fruit or herbs to still or bubbly H20 for flavor. Alyssa Jung, Good Housekeeping, 9 Nov. 2020 Kubin’s cocktails at Routier include summer spritzes that diners take home and can pour over ice, and then top with a tonic, soda or sparkling wine provided by the restaurant. Justin Phillips,, 14 Aug. 2020 The flaxen-haired family, headed by mom Kim and dad Barry, has a couple of unique rules, from no television to no soda or ice cream. Laura Hanrahan, Woman's Day, 8 Dec. 2019 And that’s a problem this year, with supply chain snarls hitting the beverage industry — from soda to energy drinks, booze to beer — especially hard. Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2021 Beverages include Mexican cola and Fanta, Sidral Mundet apple soda and Jarritos. Susan Dunne,, 6 Dec. 2021 The immigrant accents are all ours, too, from the transplanted brogue of the wry police detective (Barry Fitzgerald) to the Yiddish syntax of the soda-fountain proprietor (Molly Picon). Alison Willmore, Vulture, 6 Dec. 2021

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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 2022

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“Soda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of soda

: a drink made of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream


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
4 : soda pop
5 : a sweet drink made of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream


so·​da | \ ˈsōd-ə How to pronounce soda (audio) \

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