soft drink


Definition of soft drink

: a usually carbonated nonalcoholic beverage especially : soda pop

Examples of soft drink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sweetgreen took things a step further, eschewing soft drinks and red meat and forming relationships directly with its suppliers, like a farm-to-table restaurant made fast. New York Times, "In a Burger World, Can Sweetgreen Scale Up?," 4 Jan. 2020 Pace yourself with nonalcoholic drinks Alternate between water, seltzer or soft drinks and alcoholic beverages. Stephanie Thurrott, NBC News, "Toast the holiday season with these lower alcohol beer, wine and cocktail ideas," 12 Dec. 2019 Just don’t forget to provide some soft drinks and water for any teetotallers in attendance. Brigitt Earley, Good Housekeeping, "8 Smart Ideas For a Holiday Potluck with Friends," 6 Dec. 2019 One idea at US Airways didn't work a decade ago: The airline started charging for soft drinks and soda but had to rescind it because of backlash. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "United Airlines CEO Oscar Munoz to step down in May, will be replaced by president Scott Kirby," 5 Dec. 2019 Participants are trained by the Arc staff who operate the restaurant, which is open daily for breakfast and lunch and offers items ranging from unique soft drinks and pastries to artisan sandwiches, soups, and breakfast items., "Breaking Ground," 27 Nov. 2019 There will be a selection of German beers and liquors, soft drinks and water. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019 Tickets are $50 and include soft drinks and dessert., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 15 July 2019 The Cheerwine Holiday Punch soft drink is known for its signature cherry notes mixed with a splash of pineapple juice and fizzy ginger ale. Perri Ormont Blumberg, Southern Living, "Cheerwine Holiday Punch Is Back—for a Limited-Time Only," 18 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of soft drink

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of soft drink was in 1843

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20 Jan 2020

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“Soft drink.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of soft drink

: a cold drink that is usually sweet, does not contain alcohol, and is often sold in bottles or cans

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