\ 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

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\ 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 Freeman’s ice cream shop was reportedly listed near the top tier recipients in the $2 to 5 million loan range, next to Zehnder's of Frankenmuth, Buddy's Pizza and National Coney Island, according to the local publication. Fox News, "Michigan ice cream shop owner denies getting millions in PPP money, calls it 'a grave error'," 10 July 2020 So how did a tiny little ice cream shop with 10 employees receive so much money? Mark Kurlyandchik, Detroit Free Press, "Questions swirl over whether Saugatuck ice cream shop got millions in federal money," 9 July 2020 After postponing its original opening date due to the coronavirus pandemic, the popular ice cream shop opened May 11. Keely Brown, The Enquirer, "Putz’s Creamy Whip closes temporarily due to coronavirus concerns," 30 June 2020 So what better way to cool off than a dish of homemade ice cream? Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, "How to make ice cream with no ice cream maker 🍦🍨," 10 July 2020 Employees would run cartons of ice cream out to cars, often placing them in coolers in the trunk. Sophie Hills, The Christian Science Monitor, "Vacation redefined: Head to Cape Cod, act like a homebody," 10 July 2020 Or how about some boozy ice cream by Truly Hard Seltzer? Whitney Perry, Glamour, "Trader Joe’s Is Releasing Cookie Butter Beer Very Soon," 9 July 2020 Perfect Day launched last year with Smitten ice cream and will soon roll out cream cheese. Beth Kowitt, Fortune, "Perfect Day raises $300 million to make animal-free dairy," 8 July 2020 Take yogurt, ice cream, soup and more with you on the go with this food flask, which is BPA-free and has a double-wall insulation to keep temperatures regulated. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "A huge Hydro Flask sale is happening at Dick’s Sporting Goods," 2 July 2020

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First Known Use of ice-cream


1874, in the meaning defined above


1743, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ice-cream was in 1743

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“Ice-cream.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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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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