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)

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On the Border: Kids get a free chocolate or strawberry sundae with their main meal. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "35+ Restaurants Where Kids Eat for Free (or Almost Free)," 16 May 2019 Two much smaller bows clung to either side of her bodice, serving as syrupy cherries on top of an already too-sweet sundae. Elizabeth Holmes, WSJ, "Can a Grown Woman Wear a Hair Bow?," 13 Feb. 2019 Items like ambrosia, bombe Alaska, pavlova, and banana split sundaes have made a bold return with a contemporary spin. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 Polly said that the best turtle sundae around is nowhere other than UDF. Madeline Mitchell,, "3 headlines: Cow suits, a Metro hero and the best turtle sundae in Cincinnati," 10 July 2018 Historic Hotel Viking serves as a hub of fest happening from ice cream sundae bars and fire pits to movie nights. Lauren Daley,, "Time to make your vacation escape plan," 14 Feb. 2018 Serendipity 3, New York City Price: $25,000 This super sundae would give any ice cream-lover's mouth start watering. Fox News, "The world's most expensive ice cream and frozen treats," 3 Aug. 2016 If large donations are like the ice cream in a sundae, then small donations function like toppings. Linda Davis Taylor, SELF, "How to Use Money as an Extension of Your Political Voice," 6 Nov. 2018 No one is calling it in here — not the Fairy, who turns Kaylee into a human ice cream sundae, and not Kaylee, who pretends to apologize, only to best her rival with everything from a bottle of hot sauce to a bubble-gum-shooting slingshot. Nara Schoenberg,, "Children's books: 'Ghost Boys' offers remarkable, kid's-eye-view of violence," 11 May 2018

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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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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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