ice-cream

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adjective

ˌīs-ˈkrēm How to pronounce ice-cream (audio)
ˈīs-ˌkrēm
: of a color similar to that of vanilla ice cream

ice cream

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noun

ˌīs-ˈkrēm How to pronounce ice cream (audio)
ˈīs-ˌkrēm
: 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
Adjective
Now it’s being beaten out by combos like cookies and cream and chocolate-chip cookie dough (which may be similar, but which ice-cream fans definitively see as different). Tori Latham, Robb Report, 15 Feb. 2024 The company is developing soluble sachets for detergent pods, ice-cream scoops, and even paper packing for cosmetics. Stephen Armstrong, WIRED, 15 Feb. 2024 My destination was the Screen Door, a tiny ice-cream shop in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint that is currently serving as the host of Border Town, a peripatetic breakfast-taco pop-up. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 4 Feb. 2024 The artisan ice-cream company serves up scoops with a variety of flavors (dairy-free included). Katie Toussaint, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Photo: Julie Bidwell Photography for The Wall Street Journal Altamont Capital Partners is backing Mini Melts USA, a Philadelphia-area business that has gone from operating a single vending machine to one of the fastest-growing ice-cream brands in the country. Rod James, WSJ, 8 Jan. 2024 Gently press one cake round into each ice-cream well to adhere. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2023 Najjar told us that another Gazan hospital was storing the dead in ice-cream trucks. Adam Rasgon, The New Yorker, 20 Oct. 2023 At one hospital, the situation was so dire that authorities have resorted to storing bodies in ice-cream trucks. Laura King, Los Angeles Times, 17 Oct. 2023
Noun
An Ice Cream Tour: Explore Mexico City’s best ice cream parlors, including trendy spots offering bold flavors and traditional shops where time has stood still. New York Times, 15 Feb. 2024 The farm also grows ice cream beans, persimmons, pomegranates, passion fruit, dragon fruit, cherimoyas and caviar limes in soil that has become more fertile from the biodiversity of crops. Julie Wolfson, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 White and gray have a stranglehold on kitchen cabinets akin to vanilla’s domination of ice cream flavors (remarkable in a world that includes Cherry Garcia). Kathryn O'Shea Evans, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 This frozen Fourth of July ice cream dessert is festive, fun, and sure to be a hit. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Feb. 2024 From pot pies to ice cream sundaes, the options are endless–and the cute cocotte itself will look great on your oven or in your cabinets. Rachel Simon, Travel + Leisure, 13 Feb. 2024 Spears has collaborated with the shop, founded by Sasha Zabar and known for elaborate ice cream dishes and towering hot chocolates, to create the Britney Brûlée. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 There’s also an ice cream parlor, a fitness facility, and a spa. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 13 Feb. 2024 Drumstick The classic ice cream brand marked its Super Bowl debut with a spot featuring comedian Eric André, who falls ill on a plane. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 12 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1874, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1743, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

ice cream

noun
(ˈ)ī-ˈskrēm How to pronounce ice cream (audio)
ˈī-ˌskrēm
: a frozen food containing sweetened and flavored cream or butterfat
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