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[lem-uh-neyd, lem-uh-neyd] /ˌlɛm əˈneɪd, ˈlɛm əˌneɪd/
a beverage consisting of lemon juice, sweetener, and water, sometimes carbonated.
Origin of lemonade
1655-65; lemon + -ade1, modeled on French limonade or Spanish limonada Unabridged
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  • The lemonade was decidedly weak, but the visitors were too polite to say so.

    Dandelion Cottage Carroll Watson Rankin
  • A pitcher of lemonade—not of the strongest, it must be confessed—was added to the table.

    Cricket at the Seashore Elizabeth Westyn Timlow
  • Nellie, mix this gentleman an ice and a lemonade, and put it down to my account.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
  • I guess she was just glad to have somebody come and drink up all that lemonade.

    Sunny Boy in the Big City Ramy Allison White
  • "Well, we'll have some lemonade—that will be good for all of us, I think," suggested Mr. Bobbsey.

British Dictionary definitions for lemonade


a drink made from lemon juice, sugar, and water or from carbonated water, citric acid, etc
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Word Origin and History for lemonade

1660s, from French limonade (17c.); see lemon (n.1) + -ade. Earlier English spelling was lemonado (c.1640) with false Spanish ending.

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