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 eggs were a magical mixture of butter, vanilla and powdered sugar coated in a homemade, fairly bittersweet chocolate similar to the fabled chocolate in the Marconi restaurant sundae. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 16 Apr. 2022 No coupon or app offer is needed but the chain said there's a limit of one sundae per person with a valid ID. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 3 May 2022 And as the literal cherry on top of this beauty sundae, Beauty Squad Members (E.l.f's free-to-sign-up rewards program) get free shipping on all orders. Sarah Han, Allure, 16 Feb. 2022 Gone are the portabello sandwich, tuna melt and ice cream sundae. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, 4 Feb. 2022 Without a good dish, there’s nothing to hold your sundae together. Cory Munchbach, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Graeter’s Ice Cream: Free sundae for veterans and those currently serving in the U.S. military. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 11 Nov. 2021 The whiskey smells like butter cake drizzled with cinnamon (enjoyed in a sauna) and tastes like a vanilla sundae topped with caramel and nuts, only boozier. Dan Dunn, Robb Report, 15 Dec. 2020 But a nacho bar, sandwich fixings bar, fondue bar, ice cream sundae bar or cupcake toppings bar are fun for grownups and kids. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 28 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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24 May 2022

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“Sundae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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