Neapolitan ice cream

noun

: a brick of from two to four layers of ice cream of different flavors

Examples of Neapolitan ice cream in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every tub is really filled with Neapolitan ice cream, a mix of all kinds. Paul Sutter, Ars Technica, 11 June 2024 His opinion quoted a 1789 letter from Secretary of War Henry Knox to President George Washington—Gorsuch’s tribal-law writings tend to be rich in historical references—and included a strangely convincing analogy between tribal sovereignty and Neapolitan ice cream. Amy Davidson Sorkin, The New Yorker, 26 June 2023 The water was running high and brown, like melted Neapolitan ice cream. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, 6 Mar. 2023 Gabrielle Union also shined in Prada’s strapless tri-color gown; The green, pink, and black combo was as delicious looking as Neapolitan ice cream. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 22 Jan. 2023 The trio were like vocal Neapolitan ice cream, each a distinct and delicious flavor on their own, but something richer when intertwined. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 1 Dec. 2022 Multi Cube Palette looks as delicious as Neapolitan ice cream and comes with matte and sparkly shades that'll add the perfect amount of pizzazz to any eye look. Sarah Han, Allure, 28 Nov. 2022 This striking Sweaty Betty ski sweater might spend more time off the slopes than on it — the fun color palette is reminiscent of Neapolitan ice cream (in the best way). Claire Harmeyer, Travel + Leisure, 11 Jan. 2022 The other performer wears a dress made from scoops of Neapolitan ice cream. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 30 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Neapolitan ice cream was in 1895

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Cite this Entry

“Neapolitan ice cream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Neapolitan%20ice%20cream. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Neapolitan ice cream

noun
Ne·​a·​pol·​i·​tan ice cream
ˌnē-ə-ˈpäl-ət-ᵊn-
: a brick of ice cream with layers of different flavors (as vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry)
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