frosting

noun frost·ing \ ˈfrȯ-stiŋ \

Definition of frosting

2 :lusterless finish of metal or glass :mat; also :a white finish produced on glass (as by etching)
3 :the lightening (as by chemicals) of small strands of hair throughout the entire head to produce a two-tone effect — compare streaking

Examples of frosting in a Sentence

  1. We put frosting on the cupcakes.

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First Known Use of frosting

1750


FROSTING Defined for English Language Learners

frosting

noun

Definition of frosting for English Language Learners

  • : a sweet, creamy mixture that is used to cover cakes

  • : a dull surface on metal or glass


FROSTING Defined for Kids

frosting

noun frost·ing \ ˈfrȯ-stiŋ \

Definition of frosting for Students

1 :icing
2 :a dull finish on glass

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