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 The two collided in the form of a chop suey sundae, which some say originated on the East Coast, and was first topped with dried and preserved fruit. Justin Phillips,, "6 things to know about Mamahuhu, Brandon Jew’s ode to Chinese-American classics," 14 Jan. 2020 Other dessert options include key lime pie, chocolate pecan cookie pie and an inside-out ice cream sundae. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "What to know about Chauncey Social, north Scottsdale's new nightclub and restaurant," 12 Dec. 2019 The dessert options are pumpkin pie, apple strudel or a vegan vanilla ice cream sundae. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, "Here are 10 restaurants in Palm Beach County that will do Thanksgiving for you," 29 Oct. 2019 Reiffenstuel’s airily romantic 1950s costumes are the cherry on top of this design sundae. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Dove Cameron and Renée Fleming shine in staid The Light in the Piazza at L.A. Opera," 14 Oct. 2019 Disney fans can opt to get them as part of a sundae as well — complete with vanilla ice cream, cranberry compote, fall sprinkles and whipped cream, according to Disney Food Blog. Claudia Harmata,, "It's That Time! Pumpkin Spice Beignets Have Returned to Disney World," 14 Aug. 2019 And like the cherry on top of this chickpea sundae, Little Bean will also please the environmentally-minded. Lilah Ramzi, Vogue, "Are Chickpeas the New Chic Peas?," 7 Dec. 2018 One of the dishes that’s really popular is our brownie and chocolate mousse sundae. Grace Bukunmi, Vogue, "Meet Andrea Drummer, the Executive Chef of America’s First Cannabis Cafe," 22 Oct. 2019 Desserts like profiteroles and brownie sundaes are well executed: good chocolate sauce here, Toscanini's ice cream there., "A fine seafood restaurant, hidden in the weeds - The Boston Globe," 10 Oct. 2019

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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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The first known use of sundae was in 1892

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18 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Sundae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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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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