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From Middle English cidre or sidre, from Old French cisdre or sidre (“beverage made from fermented apples”), from Medieval Latin sīcera, from Ancient Greek σίκερα (síkera, “fermented liquor, strong drink”), of Semitic origin.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪ̯.dɚ/, enPR: sīʹdər
- (New England, Great Lakes) IPA(key): [ˈsʌɪ̯.də(ɹ)]
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪ̯.də/
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- Rhymes: -aɪ̯də(r)
- (Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada) An alcoholic, often sparkling (carbonated) beverage made from fermented apples; hard cider; apple cider
- (US, Canada) A non-alcoholic still beverage consisting of the juice of early-harvest apples, usually unfiltered and still containing pulp; apple cider; sweet cider (without pulp such a beverage is called apple juice).
- She liked an aged cider. He liked a harder cider.
- (Australia) A non-alcoholic carbonated beverage made from apples.
- (in Korea, Japan) A non-alcoholic drink, normally carbonated; equivalent to soft drink.
- (countable) A cup, glass, or serving of any of these beverages.
Terms derived from cider
non-alcoholic still beverage
non-alcoholic sparkling beverage
drink/glass of cider
soft drink — see soft drink