sun·​dae | \ ˈsən-(ˌ)dā How to pronounce sundae (audio) , -dē How to pronounce sundae (audio) \

Definition of sundae

: ice cream served with topping (such as crushed fruit, syrup, nuts, or whipped cream)

Examples of sundae in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choose from salads, soups, Cornish hen, stuffed sole, a banana split, or perhaps a brownie sundae topped with Marshmallow Fluff. Kara Baskin,, "Where to celebrate Valentine’s Day," 5 Feb. 2021 All village residents are invited to have their photos taken with Santa and eat an ice cream sundae, and children get a gift. Mark Thiessen, Anchorage Daily News, "Pandemic forces National Guard to scale back Christmas tradition in rural Alaska," 15 Dec. 2020 Is Lava and a disgustingly massive ice cream sundae. Lydia Wang,, "Everyone’s In Love With Ivan From The Bachelorette," 1 Dec. 2020 In any other year, Birds of Prey might have been the cherry on top of a sundae of superhero delights. Wired Staff, Wired, "The Best Pop Culture That Got Us Through 2020," 16 Dec. 2020 And there are plenty of cyber innovations in the way younger people access this old-school medium, the cherry-on-a-sundae of cards for screen-first customers. Maria Ricapito, Marie Claire, "Season’s (and Other...) Greetings," 7 Dec. 2020 There are some specialty puddings that cost a bit more, such as the strawberry shortcake, turtle sundae, peanut butter delight and others. Erik S. Hanley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Cudahy couple is opening a homemade pudding cafe," 2 Oct. 2020 As Gaetano silently eats a sundae in a corner booth, Constant recounts his arrival in America as a baby in a box; his 15-year-old mom died from tuberculosis during the journey from Italy., "Fargo recap: Outlaws and criminals," 19 Oct. 2020 Their zoolbia, a sugar-soaked, crunchy fried dough, is the perfect pairing to a creamy sundae. Mashti Malone's Ice Cream, Woman's Day, "Mashti Malone’s Zoolbia," 9 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of sundae

1892, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sundae

probably alteration of Sunday

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17 Feb 2021

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“Sundae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sundae

: a dessert of ice cream that is topped with a sweet sauce, nuts, whipped cream, etc.


sun·​dae | \ ˈsən-dā How to pronounce sundae (audio) , -dē \

Kids Definition of sundae

: a serving of ice cream with a topping (as fruit, syrup, whipped cream, nuts, or bits of candy)

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