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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According to Business Insider, for example, sales of soda are down, while flavored and carbonated water sales are through the roof. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Vegan Violation," 15 Sep. 2019 Keyser, who is Caribbean-American, didn’t visit malls or drink soda., "a new survey of 2,700 US women published in June," 14 Sep. 2019 Luz slips coins into a vending machine and drinks some soda. Michael Phillips,, "‘Luz’ review: When your Catholic schoolgirl crush takes a demonic turn," 30 July 2019 The ad, in which Jenner participates in a photo shoot before joining a group of protesters and offering a Pepsi to a police officer, was accused of appropriating the Black Lives Matter movement and using social justice to sell soda. Rob Picheta, CNN, "Cadbury fails to solve racism with multicolored chocolate bar," 30 Aug. 2019 The company received countless letters and phone calls from people angry about the soda's new formula. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "Here's Everything You Need to Know About New Coke from "Stranger Things"," 19 Aug. 2019 In kitchens across the land black women stitched grey cotton, or poured soda into the crease of a palm to make biscuits. The Economist, "Obituary: Toni Morrison died on August 5th," 15 Aug. 2019 Remember when sodas were only available in glass bottles? Cheryl Conley, Houston Chronicle, "CHERYL CONLEY: The plastic plight weighs on all of us," 9 Aug. 2019 On negativity in general, Big Freedia consoled an audience member, a former dancer for Miley Cyrus who had soda thrown on her during the first performance. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Billboard Pride Issue Cover Stars Discuss Improving LGBTQ Representation in Pop Culture at Pride Summit," 8 Aug. 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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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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