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 combinationSugar-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

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Recent Examples on the Web Buttercream Cookie Flowers This sweet bouquet includes a batch of 12 buttercream-frosted cookies. NBC News, "16 Best flower bouquets available for delivery Mother's Day 2020," 1 May 2020 With its sleek finish and stately-looking mix of frosted white and clear pieces, this game would look perfect in a study. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "Wayfair's running a big sale on indoor and outdoor games—here are 8 great deals," 30 Apr. 2020 Festive and frosted tangy cream cheese icing — what's not to love? The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Carrot Sheet Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting," 21 Feb. 2020 The original idea had also been bolstered by Ochoa’s own pre-filmmaking experience as a journalist wondering what went on behind the frosted glass and soaped up windows of north London’s secretive-looking Greek and Turkish social clubs. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Gangs of London': On the Set of Gareth Evans' "Shakespearean," "Operatic" and "Very, Very Violent" TV Debut," 23 Apr. 2020 Clad in white aluminum panels with frosted glass, the 5,374-square-foot home is a familiar cousin of sorts to Meier’s other projects, such as the Gardone residence in Italy and the Rachofsky house in Dallas. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: The $30-million mansion that once got Prince in hot water," 18 Apr. 2020 Instead of having a day for cake that interrupts the tedium of February or April or August, my special day gets crammed into a month already overflowing with frosted cookies and Secret Santas. Sally Schwartz Higginson,, "Column: I can’t fight the feeling of Ebenezer Scrooge thanks to my December birthday," 12 Dec. 2019 Baltimore lays claim to these delicious, decadent chocolate-frosted cookies, where the layer of chocolate is about as thick as the cookie itself. Olga Massov, Washington Post, "If a brownie and a sugar cookie had a baby, it would be this Berger cookie," 2 Dec. 2019 Or freeze the frosted cake uncovered, then wrap in plastic wrap and aluminum foil for up to 1 month. Washington Post, "Yellow Sheet Cake With Pink American Buttercream," 7 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of frosted

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Frosted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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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

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