Definition of soda fountain in English:

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soda fountain

Pronunciation: /ˈsōdə ˌfount(ə)n/

noun

North American
1A device that dispenses soda water or soft drinks.
Example sentences
  • As a special treat we were given gale beer, diluted with soda water (the soda fountain was carried up to Levisham village or Whitby to be refilled!
  • Growing up in working-class Hawthorne, Calif. - his father drove a cab, his mother worked behind the soda fountain at a drugstore - Mr. Gioia was surrounded by people who did not go to college.
  • The soda fountain and red vinyl booths are perfect accompaniments to meatloaf, cheeseburgers, and milk shakes.
1.1A shop or counter selling drinks from a soda fountain.
Example sentences
  • Older Americans can remember when a soda fountain and a counter that sold ice cream sundaes and milk shakes denned a drugstore.
  • He had met Annabell Thomson during the war at the soda fountain in the Montgomery Drug Store, and in 1947 they married.
  • The shop is decorated like an old soda fountain.

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Syllabification: so·da foun·tain

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