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 The underside of the support is finished in a frosted silver metal. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Or maybe a frosted sugar cookie donut, cheeseburger casserole, or buffalo chicken enchiladas. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, 28 May 2021 Dark lip liner paired with a frosted lip gloss was a '90s staple, like the late singer Aaliyah's signature look that inspired a 2018 M.A.C Cosmetics collection. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, 23 May 2021 The space alone lifted my spirits – a large white room the size of a barn, with a soaring ceiling of open rafters, and one long wall of frosted windows admitting a gentle light. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 2 Mar. 2021 Some of the bedroom walls are made of frosted glass. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, 7 May 2021 Wrapped in sleek aluminum panels and frosted glass, the curvaceous beach house resembles another of Meier’s works — the Getty Center in Brentwood. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2021 Fill the frosted glass globe with water, then nestle herb seeds and the coconut husk growing medium in the white cap. David Syrek, Star Tribune, 22 Apr. 2021 Elsewhere, Barbie Ferreira and Dua Lipa were spotted wearing colorful eye shadow in shades of mellow green and frosted lilac, while Bella Hadid has become the Y2K poster girl with her thin brows and spiky updos. Kristen Bateman, Vogue, 16 Apr. 2021

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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 17 Jun. 2021.

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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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