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

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The day will include food, ice cream from Johnny’s Creamy Whip, drinks, Balloon Twisting by Rachel, a cornhole tournament, split the pot, appearance fro local police, and lots of raffle prizes. Sheila Vilvens, Cincinnati.com, "Peppermint Pig celebrates grand opening of new location," 28 June 2019 The classic ice cream company launched its non-dairy line of products in 2016, which has expanded to 12 recreations of some of their signature flavors, including Cherry Garcia and Chunky Monkey. Madeline Purdue, USA TODAY, "Your guide to a meatless, dairy-free and gluten-free Fourth of July barbecue," 28 June 2019 Peach and strawberry were June-July-August go-to favorites in the days before Old Bay and Key lime appeared on ice cream menu boards. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "World's First Surviving Octuplets Are All Grown Up. Look At Them 9 Years Later," 27 June 2019 One man is in police custody following a fiery crash Thursday afternoon in Inkster that killed an ice cream truck driver. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Ice cream truck driver dies in fiery crash in Inkster," 27 June 2019 There will be plenty to do at the festival in addition to consuming food from 21 vendors, a dozen breweries and wineries plus an old-fashioned ice cream cart, lemonade stand and popcorn cart. Elizabeth Marie Himchak, Pomerado News, "New ‘Vines & Vittles’ festival is next month in Rancho Bernardo," 27 June 2019 This year, the Venice Club has added Italian bread cooked in a giant ice cream cone shape, loaded with meatballs and marinara sauce and topped with mozzarella. Nina Bertelsen, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Summerfest 2019: Checking out 7 new things to experience (and eat) at the Big Gig," 27 June 2019 And then there are the desserts: peach melbas, pies, ice cream! Catherine Lo, Good Housekeeping, "How to Freeze Peaches in Three Easy Steps," 25 June 2019 The drinks will be in addition to food and ice cream offerings, according to village officials. Daniel I. Dorfman, chicagotribune.com, "Glencoe plans bigger Fourth of July celebration in recognition of village’s 150th anniversary," 25 June 2019

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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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More Definitions for ice-cream

ice cream

noun

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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