soft drink

noun

Definition of soft drink

: a usually carbonated nonalcoholic beverage especially : soda pop

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Billions of bottles were sold on the promise that bottled water is good for hair and skin, healthier than soft drinks and safer than tap water. Laura Parker, National Geographic, "How the plastic bottle went from miracle container to hated garbage," 23 Aug. 2019 The additional days, meals and ports were covered by Carnival, but some families complained about the unexpected expenses for alcohol, soft drinks and excursions. Caroline Glenn, orlandosentinel.com, "Hurricane Dorian turns weekend cruise into a weeklong trip, but not everyone was happy about it," 7 Sep. 2019 Admission includes all rides, roller coasters, free soft drinks and free 18-hole mini-golf. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: Aug. 26-Sept. 2," 26 Aug. 2019 The company is flexible around work hours and work style and hosts Bagel Wednesdays, catered lunches, ice cream socials, pot lucks and free soft drinks and snacks. 2. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "Small Company Rankings," 13 June 2019 The pressure is greatest on the big makers of soft drinks and beer, which are jockeying for market share in new categories mostly dominated by upstarts as Americans’ thirst for lager and sugary soda continues to wane. Jennifer Maloney And Julie Jargon, WSJ, "Beyond Soda: How and Why Your Beverage Options Are Exploding," 26 Aug. 2018 Participants who drank two or more glasses of soft drinks per day had a higher risk of mortality than those who consumed less than one glass per month. Laura Reiley, BostonGlobe.com, "It doesn’t matter if it’s sugary or diet: New study links all soda to an early death," 4 Sep. 2019 Rooms are stocked with half a dozen bags of Taco Bell chips and a fridge full of soft drinks. Los Angeles Times, "Inside the Taco Bell hotel in Palm Springs," 8 Aug. 2019 Dr Pepper was created in Waco in 1885 and has been something of an unofficial state soft drink of Texas. Peter Dawson, Houston Chronicle, "Taco Cabana to serve frozen ‘Jack Daniels and Dr. Pepper' mixed drink on July 1," 1 July 2019

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1843, in the meaning defined above

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soft drink

noun

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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