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.

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Sprinkle on a little baking soda or a non-abrasive cleanser in a pinch and rub with a damp cloth to remove stuck-on stuff and wipe clean. Carolyn Forte, Good Housekeeping, "How to Clean A Glass Cooktop so it Looks Brand New Again," 30 Apr. 2019 Boiled goober peas and an ice-cold Nehi — or peanuts and a soda, to those of us not from the American South — are a beloved snack below the Mason-Dixon. Michelle Weber, Longreads, "Goodness, How Delicious, Eating Goober Peas," 2 May 2018 To remove odor, make a thick paste with water and baking soda, rub into the grout, and wipe once dry. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "How to Get Rid of That Cat Pee Smell on Carpets, Wood, and Upholstery," 17 Dec. 2018 This comes two weeks after a brutal beat down happened in a McDonald’s when a woman tried to fill her water cup with soda. Alexandra Deabler, Fox News, "Man accused of filling water cup with soda at fast food restaurant Tased, charged with robbery," 12 Aug. 2018 My personal go-to is an Americano – equal parts Campari and sweet vermouth, served over ice and topped with soda. Dana Mcmahan, The Courier-Journal, "These summer-friendly, low-alcohol boozy bevys don't skimp on flavor," 10 July 2018 Deregulate Your Cocktails Light and effervescent, highballs are stupidly easy to make at home: Pour whiskey over ice, top with soda, and drink. Marian Bull, GQ, "—Peter Meehan, Author Of An Upcoming Barbecue Book And Former Editor Of," 27 June 2018 Also for adults only is the Adult Ice Cream float, a food and beverage item made with Henry's Hard Orange soda or Not Your Father's root beer. Kathy Flanigan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee's newest beer garden is in the zoo, with lots of craft beer," 25 May 2018 There will be freshly popped popcorn available along with soda, iced tea and coffee. 'sam' Boyer/special To,, "Dandelion Drive is a chance to learn area history and have fun," 13 May 2018

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


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