\ 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

\ 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 Presser noted that the ice cream and popcorn are kosher. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Sweeties Big Fun among retail stores set to reopen Tuesday at Pinecrest in Orange," 11 May 2020 For more information and to find some ice cream near you, visit The Cheesecake Factory at Home website. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, "The Cheesecake Factory Now Sells Ice Cream at the Grocery Store — and the Flavors Are Mouthwatering," 20 Apr. 2020 Make an ice cream sundae, but rather than top your vanilla confection with hot sauce or whipped cream, rub a dab on your lips or neck and ask your lover to lick it off. Jillian Kramer, Glamour, "31 Kinky Sex Ideas You're Going to Want to Try," 10 Apr. 2020 While most guests wait hours in lines during a typical visit and might spend a little extra for some ice cream or sodas, others fork over a lot of cash for more exclusive experiences. Dallas News, "What it costs to be a VIP at Walt Disney World in Florida," 16 Mar. 2020 There’s nothing better than relaxing by the beach with some creamy ice cream. Matthew Wilson, USA TODAY, "'Shark Tank' recap: Mark Cuban's sweet tooth bites into ice-cream treat," 7 Mar. 2020 Every couple of months, a 21-year-old Chicagoan named Erynn Nicholson will scoop some vanilla ice cream into a bowl, crumble a fistful of Ruffles potato chips on top, and then mix it all together. Joe Pinsker, The Atlantic, "Do People Crave Foods Their Moms Ate During Pregnancy?," 4 Feb. 2020 Sweet Finale Dessert included strawberry and vanilla cake from Tai Pan Bakery, and individual ice cream cups from Milk and Cream Cereal Bar. New York Times, "Adding a Wedding to the Highlight Reel," 10 Jan. 2020 The advertised waterslide was there, as was the unlimited ice cream, albeit in small servings and mostly not from local purveyors. oregonlive, "Man behind Portland’s all-you-can-eat ice cream festival paid thousands to charities in settlement with state," 8 Jan. 2020

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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 5 Jun. 2020.

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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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