frost·​ed ˈfrȯ-stəd How to pronounce frosted (audio)
: coated or decorated with icing
a frosted cake
frosted buns
: 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
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 The former One Direction singer stepped out in blonde frosted tips only to debut a fresh new buzz cut at the Valentino show a day later. Michelle Lee, Peoplemag, 23 Jan. 2024 Here, Shari Frances did just that with frosted glass sliding barn doors. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, 31 Aug. 2023 The reservoir is made from semi-transparent frosted glass to show you how much water is left. Quincy Bulin, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 May 2023 Inspired by the 28 flavors of ice cream touted at Howard Johnson, founder Bill Rosenberg featured a menu of 52 flavors at the original Dunkin’ Donuts in Quincy, Mass., ranging from the familiar frosted strawberry to the slightly fusty-sounding prune butter lemonaire. Alyssa Fowers, Washington Post, 2 June 2023 When occupied and locked properly, the tinted glass toilet stalls become frosted and opaque. Tiffany May, New York Times, 19 Aug. 2020 Other trends on the mood board were neutral mattes, bold lip looks, and frosted and blushed cheeks. Ariana Yaptangco, Glamour, 8 Feb. 2023 Peeking behind dumpsters, shining flashlights under bridges, rustling a frosted tent to see if anyone was inside. Conor Dougherty Mark Abramson Jack Healy Ariana Drehsler Campbell Robertson Desiree Rios Conor Dougherty Jamie Kelter Davis, New York Times, 3 Feb. 2023 Among frosted lips and barely-there brows, belly button piercings were one of the most distinctive beauty trends of the ‘90s and early ‘00s. Leah Campano, Seventeen, 3 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of frosted was in 1656

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“Frosted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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