ice-cream

adjective
\ 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

ice cream

noun
\ 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?
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun By late May, Main Street should be jammed with meandering tourists slurping ice cream cones and stopping at gift shops alongside original cabins built in this community of about 800. Mark Thiessen, USA TODAY, "Quirky Alaska town struggles for survival amid coronavirus tourism fallout," 23 June 2020 The ice cream company joins outdoor apparel brands The North Face and REI along with 10 other companies that have pulled advertisement money from Facebook. Spencer Neale, Washington Examiner, "Ben & Jerry's joins Facebook advertising boycott," 23 June 2020 By late May, Main Street should be jammed with meandering tourists slurping ice cream cones and stopping at gift shops alongside original cabins built in this community of about 800. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Ghost town-esque’ Talkeetna struggles to survive a summer with few tourists," 22 June 2020 When Ava Gene’s and new sister pizzeria Cicoria returns, Salt & Straw and Pinolo Gelato could have some stiff competition for Division Street ice cream dominance. oregonlive, "Grand restaurant (re)opening: What was it like eating out on Portland first night in Phase 1?," 20 June 2020 Nestle sold the company and the rest of its US ice cream brands to Froneri, a joint venture with a private equity firm, in a $4 billion deal in 2019. Alta Spells And Jay Croft, CNN, "Eskimo Pie no more: Ice cream owners will drop 'derogatory' name," 20 June 2020 Goat cheese adds its unique flavor but also helps with the ice cream base. Nik Sharma, SFChronicle.com, "A Brown Kitchen: Rosemary, fig & goat cheese ice cream," 18 June 2020 Katy Asian Town's popular Phat Eatery restaurant is celebrating its two year anniversary with $2 deals, new ice cream offerings and the launch of a dim sum menu. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, "Katy Asian Town's Phat Eatery celebrating 2 years with $2 deals, new dim sum menu," 18 June 2020 And heading for a cool treat at a downtown ice cream parlor. Thomas Farragher, BostonGlobe.com, "Wear a mask. And hold your horses," 17 June 2020

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First Known Use of ice-cream

Adjective

1874, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ice-cream was in 1743

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“Ice-cream.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ice-cream. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for ice-cream

ice cream

noun
How to pronounce ice cream (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of ice cream

: a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream

ice cream

noun

Kids Definition of ice cream

: a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream or butterfat

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