Definition of soda in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəʊdə/


[mass noun]
1 (also soda water) Carbonated water (originally made with sodium bicarbonate) drunk alone or mixed with alcoholic drinks or fruit juice: a whisky and soda
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  • The basic mixers are cola, lemon-lime soda, tonic water, soda water, orange juice, cranberry juice, tomato juice, ginger ale and grapefruit juice.
  • Muddle the mint and the rest of the ingredients in the glass until the sugar has melted before topping up with crushed ice and a whoosh of soda water or sparkling mineral water.
  • We went to the beach, sunbathed, read books under straw parasols, ate olives and drank cheap red wine watered down with soda water.
1.1chiefly North American A sweet carbonated drink: a can of soda
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  • They were brought up on sweet beverages and soda, and on caffeine.
  • Every diet gone bad has its usual suspects - soda, sweets, French fries, et cetera.
  • My laughing and petty revenge seemed to have made that soda sweeter.
2Sodium carbonate, especially as a natural mineral or as an industrial chemical.
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  • The scientific explanation for this phenomenon is that soda contains carbon dioxide gas.
  • Because soap is made primarily from a caustic blend of boiled animal fat, lye and soda, it is highly alkaline.
  • A fusion of sand, soda, and potash, its peculiarity resides in how these elements are not perceived but effaced.
2.1Sodium in chemical combination: nitrate of soda
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  • Add nitrate of soda or ammonia sulfate for inorganic amendments.
  • In a normal healthy person, he argued, uric acid is excreted in the urine; if that process be interrupted, deposition of uric acid occurs in the form of urate of soda.
  • Combine flour, bi-carbonate of soda, sugar and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.


Late Middle English (in sense 2): from medieval Latin, from Arabic suwwad 'saltwort'.

Words that rhyme with soda

Clodagh, coda, coder, exploder, loader, Oder, odour (US odor), pagoda, Rhoda, Sargodha, Schroder, vocoder

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