frosted

adjective
frost·​ed | \ ˈfrȯ-stəd How to pronounce frosted (audio) \

Definition of frosted

1a : coated or decorated with icing a frosted cake frosted buns
b : coated with sugar frosted cereal sometimes used in combination Sugar-frosted strawberries are a dazzling garnish for cakes, puddings, ice cream or simply served on their own.— Karen Miltner
2 of hair : having small strands that have been lightened (as by chemicals) to produce a two-tone effect : having undergone frosting frosted hair

Examples of frosted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

This year, Colorado’s huge winter still has clearly visible frosted tips on top of those mighty Rockies. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Colorado snowpack is still lingering in mid-July. This hasn’t happened in nearly a decade.," 10 July 2019 Some are now considering adding it to something sweet and frosted. Briana Rice, Cincinnati.com, "Ranch-flavored Pop-Tarts? The idea goes viral on Twitter," 28 June 2019 The frosted look is versatile enough to take you into the colder weather while complementing all of your fall outfits. Jasmine Gomez, Seventeen, "16 Super Cute Fall Hair Color Trends That Will Make You Crave a PSL," 21 June 2019 Under the midday sun, tall, gorgeous women, poured into sparkly nightclub dresses with frosted lips and eye shadow to match, chat on the sidewalk. Washington Post, "On ‘Pose,’ dancing isn’t just about self-expression. It’s a survival skill for trans women.," 7 June 2019 Bobby Gordash’s brewery formerly known as Holy Mackerel Small Batch Beers is now a hub for sudsy experimentation, and will serve four five-ounce beers paired with four frosted rings from Dandee Donuts in Pompano Beach. Phillip Valys, sun-sentinel.com, "National Donut Day 2019: Have a doughnut hamburger with your doughnut beer," 4 June 2019 Priyanka looked like a frosted dream queen, complete with a crown, while Nick brought his iciest, most glam self to fashion's prom with an all-white suit, a seriously to-die-for highlighter moment, a mini-cape and a few ear cuff earrings. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Nick Jonas Compared His Met Gala 2019 Look to a Dead "Game of Thrones" Character and Sophie Turner A.K.A. Sansa Stark Wasn't Pleased," 7 May 2019 Young women with ankle-grazing hair, dressed in a mélange of leopard and baby pink, with frosted eyeshadow, take a photo with a selfie stick in between train cars. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "How One Ukrainian Photographer Is Redefining Commuter Style," 5 Sep. 2018 If Thursday’s turnout was any indication, the company continues to attract a wide range of people — both first-timers and fervent fans — with a hankering for frosted goodies. Steve Annear, BostonGlobe.com, "Magnolia Bakery opens in Faneuil Hall — and customers flock to it like it’s the year 2000," 29 Mar. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'frosted.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of frosted

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about frosted

Statistics for frosted

Last Updated

13 Jul 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for frosted

The first known use of frosted was in 1656

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for frosted

frosted

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of frosted

: having a dull surface that looks as if it is covered with frost
chiefly US, of hair : having very small strips on the top layer of your hair that are lighter than the rest of your hair

More from Merriam-Webster on frosted

Nglish: Translation of frosted for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of frosted for Arabic Speakers

Comments on frosted

What made you want to look up frosted? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

characterized by aphorism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!