soft drink


: a usually carbonated nonalcoholic beverage
especially : soda pop

Examples of soft drink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My kids would know the taste of this Caribbean soft drink, of arroz con habichuelas and pollo guisado. Jacqueline Woodson, Bon Appétit, 21 Nov. 2023 The world’s largest soft drink manufacturer had great success with its campaign of togetherness and symmetry, which culminated in the huge success of its Mean Joe Greene Super Bowl ad that featured his fictional meeting with a young fan. 'smitty' Robert J. Smith, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Another highlight is the on-tap station with soft drinks and specialty sodas — a favorite being the agave vanilla cream. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 6 Sep. 2023 Nonalcoholic beverages, including sparkling water, soft drinks, iced tea, juices and a reusable water bottle filling station is also available. Robb Report Studio, Robb Report, 10 Aug. 2023 That’s a problem for exhibitors, who depend on moviegoers not only to purchase tickets but also to spend money on popcorn, soft drinks, candy and other concessions in order to pay the bills. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2023 Cabana rentals include two lounge chairs, a complimentary pitcher of margaritas or domestic beer, soft drinks, and a sun care kit from Spa Rosa. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 1 Nov. 2023 Just down the road from the camp where Tal and Zak are staying, volunteers from across Israel have set up a makeshift pit stop for the soldiers passing by, serving food and handing out soft drinks, religious items, cigarettes and – most importantly, according to some of the soldiers – good coffee. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 21 Oct. 2023 Ticket includes buffet, house beer, wine, and soft drinks. Lauren Daley,, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of soft drink was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Soft drink.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

soft drink

: a sweet flavored beverage containing no alcohol
especially : soda pop

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