\ ˌīs-ˈkrēm How to pronounce ice-cream (audio) , ˈīs-ˌkrēm \

Definition of ice-cream

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of a color similar to that of vanilla ice cream

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\ ˌīs-ˈkrēm How to pronounce ice cream (audio) , ˈīs-ˌkrēm \

Definition of ice cream (Entry 2 of 2)

: a sweet flavored frozen food containing cream or butterfat and usually eggs

Examples of ice-cream in a Sentence

Noun What flavor of ice cream do you like?
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First Known Use of ice-cream


1874, in the meaning defined above


1743, in the meaning defined above

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“Ice-cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of ice cream

: a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream

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Kids Definition of ice cream

: a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream or butterfat

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