frost·​ing | \ ˈfrȯ-stiŋ How to pronounce frosting (audio) \

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

We put frosting on the cupcakes.

Recent Examples on the Web

While the cake is in the oven, make the frosting: In a large bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Los Angeles Times, "The best chocolate cake recipe is an old-school classic," 12 Sep. 2019 Place a small amount of white frosting in a ziptop bag, snip a very small hole in one corner. Tara Bench, Country Living, "Hats and Bats Chocolate-Peanut Butter Tarts," 6 Sep. 2019 For the frosting: Using an electric stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter on medium speed. Bibby Gignilliat, The Mercury News, "Quick Cook: Chocolate Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting," 27 Aug. 2019 Hey, at least there’s dessert: usually a slice of cake with three layers of inch-thick frosting that turn to concrete at the bottom of your tummy for the rest of the weekend. Author: Wayne And Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, "My girlfriend keeps dragging me to boring events. How can I get out of them with my relationship intact?," 14 Sep. 2019 Pipe decorative lines on the outside of both stories with purple frosting. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Haunted Cookie House," 13 Sep. 2019 The judges praised this year's cake's mix of ingredients, soft crumb and smooth frosting. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky State Fair homemade cake winner is a delicious mix of bourbon, chocolate and nuts," 13 Aug. 2019 The Life in Pieces star had a special cake made, decorated with white frosting and pink and blue question marks, that had blue frosting layered inside. Claudia Harmata,, "Angelique Cabral Is Pregnant! Life in Pieces Star Reveals Sex of Baby No. 2," 28 July 2019 Pipe a 3-inch-wide strip, lengthwise, down the center of the cake with white frosting. Anna Helm Baxter, Country Living, "Santa Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting," 7 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of frosting

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of frosting

chiefly US : a sweet, creamy mixture that is used to cover cakes
: a dull surface on metal or glass


frost·​ing | \ ˈfrȯ-stiŋ How to pronounce frosting (audio) \

Kids Definition of frosting

1 : icing
2 : a dull finish on glass

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