\ˌīs-ˈkrēm, ˈīs-ˌkrēm\

Definition of ice-cream 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: of a color similar to that of vanilla ice cream

ice cream

\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


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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Was there time for a fast run for an ice cream or snowball before the corner confectionery store closed for the night? Jacques Kelly,, "Remembering Baltimore's magical glow from gaslights on a summer night," 14 July 2018 Like cannabis edibles and dairy-free ice cream, mocktails are having a moment this summer., "6 Mocktail Recipes That Make Happy Hour Way Healthier," 12 July 2018 Pro-life is a propaganda term that isn't real, like healthy ice cream. Fox News, "Meadows, Dershowitz react after Lisa Page defies subpoena," 12 July 2018 On the menu: Burgers, hot dogs, chicken, salads, wraps, sandwiches, Chicago-style and Maxwell Street Polish, dry or dipped Italian beef, homemade soups and homemade ice cream in various incarnations. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "Burgers, desserts, compassion are staples at Sizzles in Lockport," 12 July 2018 Get our daily newsletter At Bayterek Tower, a 97m-tall folly topped with a golden egg which is supposed to represent the cycle of life, revellers enjoyed a public concert and tucked into free ice cream. The Economist, "The president of Kazakhstan throws himself a modest birthday bash," 12 July 2018 Kids fun day, on Aug. 25, will feature music and Farmer's Cow ice cream. Melanie Savage, Courant Community, "Lebanon Farmers Market In Full Swing," 11 July 2018 And here’s a pro tip: Skip the (totally decent!) shake and get a hot-fudge sundae with peppermint stick ice cream. Bethany Jean Clement, The Seattle Times, "Seattle’s top 4 burger spots — ranked by Seattle Times critics," 10 July 2018 Guests who purchase an ice cream cone will get a second cone free. Carolina Gusman,, "Local eateries cool the summer heat with chillin' specials during National Ice Cream month," 12 July 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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