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

What flavor of ice cream do you like?

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Now This Mayfair hotel has served traditional afternoon tea since 1931, and during the summer a plethora of mini ice cream cones are available rather than pastries. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "The 8 Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea," 3 Jan. 2019 In 2017, Zuckerberg spent a good portion of the year traveling around the country on a listening tour, posing for photos on tractors and in ice cream shops. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Who does Facebook fire after a bombshell New York Times investigation?," 15 Nov. 2018 Typically, long periods of time transpire between my ice cream-making adventures. Jeanmarie Brownson, chicagotribune.com, "When Eton mess gives you extra yolks, whip them up into ice cream," 10 July 2018 Sundaes in the Park: Enjoy live music, activities and best of all, ice cream. baltimoresun.com, "Ocean City 2018 calendar of events," 11 May 2018 Fill 4 ice cream sundae glasses half full with the spaghetti. Susan Nicholson, ajc, "Seven Day Menu Planner," 24 Apr. 2018 Like an ice cream cone with two scoops, C. Milton Wright hosted a double-dip of lacrosse Thursday night with Fallston visiting in girls and boys UCBAC Chesapeake Division play. Randy Mcroberts, The Aegis, "CMW pulls off lacrosse sweep, with girls, boys wins over Fallston," 20 Apr. 2018 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, BostonGlobe.com, "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

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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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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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