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“soft drink” in British English

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soft drinknoun [ C ]

uk /ˌsɒft ˈdrɪŋk/ us /ˌsɑːft ˈdrɪŋk/

Examples from literature

  • Doctors say that drinking only one soft drink a day makes it twice as possible that a person will get diabetes. 
  • For example, a soft drink can have 39 grams of sugar – that’s about 13 teaspoons. 
  • For example, many soft drinks now use artificial sweeteners. 
  • For example, sometimes water is needed in the production of food items like soft drinks, soups, and juices. 
  • France, Hungary, and Finland are countries where there are now taxes on foods with a lot of sugar, like soft drinks. 
  • These soft drinks are sometimes called “lite” or “diet” drinks to show that they don’t have sugar in them. 

(Definition of “soft drink” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“soft drink” in American English

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soft drinknoun [ C ]

/ˈsɔft ˌdrɪŋk/

a drink, usually flavored, that does not contain alcohol

(Definition of “soft drink” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)