Definition of frosting in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrôstiNG/


1North American Icing.
Example sentences
  • Cookies that have been frosted with a butter cream type frosting cannot be stacked.
  • It was a chocolate cake with white frosting and candied cherries on top.
  • Cakes are purchased from local supermarkets whose ideas of frosting include two primary ingredients… sugar and vegetable shortening.
2A roughened matte finish on otherwise shiny material such as glass or steel.
Example sentences
  • A sweeping, swirl of baby ostrich down, rather like piped icing on an art nouveau birthday cake, contrasted the material's shine with soft, matt frosting.
  • Naughty boys Ferdinand and Steve took it upon themselves to strip the frosting off the shower door - something which proved to be the highlight of yesterday's Big Brother action.
  • Using the stencil with frosting varnish for glass at £7.95, the varnish can be tinted to create your own stained glass effect.

Words that rhyme with frosting


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Syllabification: frost·ing

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