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 The soda even inspired a hugely successful beer at San Antonio brewery Islla St. Brewing Co. in San Antonio. Chuck Blount,, "How to cook with Big Red soda: Smoked pork ribs, pulled pork sandwiches and sweet and sour chicken," 19 Jan. 2021 Just one 12-ounce can of regular soda contains eight teaspoons of sugar and has no nutritional value. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "What Is a No-Sugar Diet? A Nutritionist Explains the Trend's Benefits," 9 Nov. 2020 Masks are required when not eating popcorn or drinking soda. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus news from the Bay Area: Sept. 4-5," 7 Sep. 2020 The boy with the birthmark spit up his Jack-and-soda. Brontez Purnell, The Atlantic, "Early Retirement," 21 Jan. 2021 PepsiCo's North American beverage volume has declined about 1% annually in recent years as people drink less soda. Alicia Wallace, CNN, "PepsiCo is launching a drink to get a piece of the $1 billion sleep aid industry," 14 Sep. 2020 For a lot of Texas natives, there’s nothing better than sitting in a dark movie theater and biting off a chunk of a tangy, crunchy dill pickle between sips of soda. Nataly Keomoungkhoun, Dallas News, "Why are pickles sold at the movies? Curious Texas investigates," 24 Nov. 2020 Saw-whet owls are the smallest species of owl in the region -- about the size of a soda can, according to Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology. Scottie Andrew, CNN, "A tiny owl hitched a ride on the Rockefeller Christmas tree," 19 Nov. 2020 We are promised happiness with the next pay raise, the next new gadget—even the next sip of soda. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "American Life Has Gotten More Comfortable, But Less Happy," 22 Oct. 2020

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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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25 Feb 2021

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“Soda.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 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
4 : soda pop
5 : a sweet drink made of soda water, flavoring, and often ice cream


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