ice-cream

adjective
\ ˌīs-ˈkrēm, 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, 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

There’s no way that apple-pie and fresh vanilla ice cream scent doesn’t contain carcinogens right? Sam Gutierrez, House Beautiful, "Are Your Favorite Candles Slowly Poisoning You?," 26 Dec. 2018 The all-American meal was then followed up with ice cream sundaes and milkshakes. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "6 Things to Know From Chanel's First New York Show in Over a Decade," 5 Dec. 2018 Or, even better, put them to work spooning up mouthfuls of your favorite ice cream. Jessica Leigh Mattern, Country Living, "This $13 Amazon Pan Is Here to Make Cookies and Milk Even Better," 5 Nov. 2018 Cover ice cream cones in brown buttercream and immediately coat with chocolate sprinkles. Woman's Day Test Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frankenstein and His Bride Cupcakes," 2 Oct. 2018 If the Instant Pot is good for real meals then this ice cream maker is for all the moments in between. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "Best kitchen accessories under $150 to shop now," 20 Aug. 2018 Celebrate National Ice Cream Day with United Dairy Farmers' ice cream, food, games and music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati events: Fun and free events this weekend," 12 July 2018 The adorable young trio indulged in ice cream for the fun family outing. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Princess Anne and Her Dog Are on Their Way To Steal Your Man," 3 Aug. 2018 From sparkling infinity rooms to buildings dedicated to ice cream, there’s truly no shortage of options to stage your cultural thirst trap. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "World’s most Instagrammable art exhibition just opened in Tokyo," 17 July 2018

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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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