soda fountain


Definition of soda fountain

1 : an apparatus with delivery tube and faucets for drawing soda water
2 : the equipment and counter for the preparation and serving of sodas, sundaes, and ice cream

Examples of soda fountain in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

The menu at the vegan bakery, which kept the original counter from the soda fountain, includes strawberry churro cupcakes, nondairy horchata, vanilla cake doughnuts, muffins, cookies and brownies. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Westchester’s Most Valuable Playa debuts with Sichuan hot chicken sandwiches and bao-inspired burgers," 30 July 2019 There will be workshops, events and an old soda fountain café. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Retail Therapy: NYC's Camp experience store coming to Dallas. Shop now tax free in Texas.," 9 Aug. 2019 A year later, Hobart started eyeing the retail market and stamped the KitchenAid name on its first product: the C-10, a 10-quart stand mixer that was marketed for home use, small commercial kitchens and soda fountains. David Kindy, Smithsonian, "For 100 Years, KitchenAid Has Been the Stand-Up Brand of Stand Mixers," 8 Aug. 2019 For old-fashioned frappés, stop by the soda fountain in the old drugstore. Walter Nicklin, Washington Post, "For a real taste of Midcoast Maine as it was — and should be — head to Damariscotta," 27 June 2019 Ryan-Evans was great for a cherry coke at the soda fountain. Douglas C. Towne, azcentral, "Phoenix once had the region's largest mall. What happened to Maryvale Shopping City?," 4 July 2019 The iconic Euclid Tower was originally built as part of a drive-in soda fountain. Martina Schimitschek, San Diego Union-Tribune, "City Heights: Diverse community has become the melting pot of San Diego," 30 June 2019 In the early-20th century, tea salons, grill rooms, cafeterias and soda fountains appeared in department stores across the U.S. Joshua Levine, WSJ, "Saks Doubles Down on Department Stores With New Restaurant in New York City," 15 Jan. 2019 Café Roze Polished concrete floors and a pink marble top bar adorn this minimalist, boozy old-fashioned soda fountain, new to the Nashville food scene. Kristin Luna, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Places for Brunch in Nashville," 27 Feb. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'soda fountain.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of soda fountain

1820, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about soda fountain

Statistics for soda fountain

Last Updated

27 Aug 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for soda fountain

The first known use of soda fountain was in 1820

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for soda fountain

soda fountain


English Language Learners Definition of soda fountain

chiefly US, somewhat old-fashioned : a counter usually in a store at which cold drinks, types of ice cream, etc., are prepared and served

More from Merriam-Webster on soda fountain

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with soda fountain

Comments on soda fountain

What made you want to look up soda fountain? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


concealment of treason or felony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!