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

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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 The classic mint julep is traditionally served in a silver or copper cup, allowing the outside to become frosted for a refreshing (and cooling) effect. Charlotte Chilton, Town & Country, "How to Make a Mint Julep Just as Good as the Ones Served at the Kentucky Derby," 28 Mar. 2019 Unless, of course, new research reveals that chocolate-frosted donuts are the key to longevity. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "I Ate 3 Eggs Every Day for a Week — Here’s What I Learned," 13 July 2018 Another dessert, like frosted chocolate cake, would have required special ingredients and was viewed as too decadent for the clientele, Mr. O’Connor said. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Who Serves the Best Holiday Carrot Cake? Hint: It Has a Captive Audience," 25 Dec. 2018 Look for shades with berry undertones or a frosted finish like Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Caramel Glace, which also look gorgeous against deep skin. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "How To Find the Perfect Shade of Nude Lipstick for Your Skin Tone," 28 July 2018 Other e-liquid flavors seemed to be squarely aimed at kids, with packages that resembled frosted cookies and sour candies. Karen Kaplan, The Seattle Times, "Vaping among teens spikes, luring new generation of kids into tobacco use," 18 Dec. 2018 Her tee, by Rhude, features the '90s pop quintet—with baby faces, frosted tips, and all—covered in Swarovski crystal accents. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Don't Let Kylie Jenner's Leather Corset Skirt Distract You from Her Incredible Backstreet Boys T-Shirt," 17 Dec. 2018 Sprinkle top of frosted doughnuts with chocolate sprinkles for hair. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes," 2 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of frosted

1656, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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

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