\ 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


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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Elders sat in the shade out of the range of hoses, smiling at the antics, while an ice cream truck gave out free Popsicles. Cristela Guerra,, "Ancient Armenian water celebration comes to Watertown," 9 July 2018 Come and see a fire truck, an ambulance, a plow truck, a loader, an ice cream truck and many more. Courant Community, "Community News For The Enfield Edition," 26 June 2018 One Amazon spokeswoman says the idea comes from the neighborhood ice cream truck. Joseph Pisani, USA TODAY, "Who's that selling steaks, seafood and toys in a parking lot? It's Amazon's Treasure Truck," 14 June 2018 The vision Natasha Case and Freya Estreller had was ice cream trucks in different cities across the country. Joyce M. Rosenberg,, "Food truck evolution: Owners strategize as novelty wears off," 13 June 2018 Artwork by Glendale High School students will be on display at the 1920s Art Deco-style gas station gallery in Adams Hill, and attendees will be able to purchase food and beverages from the District Burger food truck and an ice cream truck. Alejandra Reyes-velarde,, "Adams Hill to host its first free book exchange," 12 June 2018 Among the activities are a photo booth, ice cream truck and a pony, available for petting. Claire Wolters,, "Frankie Ann's restaurant hosting opening-day block party," 7 June 2018 The shop also has an ice cream truck and does events throughout Central Florida. Cassie Armstrong,, "Chocolate Ice Cream Day: How to observe in Central Florida," 7 June 2018 Bevin bells open and close the New York Stock Exchange, mark rounds at prizefights and call kids to ice cream trucks. Laurencia Ciprus,, "A B&B In Belltown: Bevin House Buyer Planned A Quick Flip, Then Fell In Love With It," 18 May 2018

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1874, in the meaning defined above


1743, in the meaning defined above

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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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