American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A nonalcoholic, flavored, carbonated beverage, usually commercially prepared and sold in bottles or cans.
- n. A serving of this beverage. See Regional Note at tonic.
- n. Any carbonated, usually sweet, non-alcoholic drink. (In this sense, juice, milk, tea and coffee are not soft drinks.)
- n. Any non-alcoholic drink.
- n. nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)
- So called in contrast to alcoholic beverages, which are "hard drinks". (Wiktionary)
“I parked in the convenience store at the four corners and bought a soft drink from the machine and drank it in the shade and waited for Marvin Oates to come out of the shack.”
“The a 64-ounce “Big Gulp” soft drink sold at convenience stores can account for as much as 900 or 1,000 calories in just one serving.”
“Ever) 'couple of miles there was a cluster of shacks with walls that seemed to be constructed from flattened-out soft drink cans, fronted by children in rags standing beside the road with their hands out.”
“Today, in retreat from Padangbai’s midday heat, we quench our thirst with bottles of tepid Temulawak, a peculiar but inoffensive soft drink made from the pulp of a tuber.”
“Production was beginning on the Tetrapak line, paper containers specially made for milk and soft drink manufacturers.”
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