frosting

noun

frost·​ing ˈfrȯ-stiŋ How to pronounce frosting (audio)
1
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 Toffee bits are mixed into the pumpkin cake batter and Heath English Toffee Bar garnishes the spiced frosting. Get The Recipe 15 of 15 Chocolate Pumpkin Pie This chocolate pumpkin pie is uber-rich and indulgent. Mary Alice Russell, Southern Living, 16 May 2024 Spread thin layer of warm frosting over brownies in pan. Jeanne Phillips, The Mercury News, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for frosting 

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'frosting.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of frosting was in 1750

Dictionary Entries Near frosting

Cite this Entry

“Frosting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frosting. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

frosting

noun
frost·​ing ˈfrȯ-stiŋ How to pronounce frosting (audio)
1
2
: a dull finish on metal or glass
Last Updated: - Updated example sentences
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!