Definition of frosted in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfrɒstɪd/


1Covered with or as if with frost: I stood looking out on the frosted garden
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  • At the moment the sky is blue with sun shining on the frosted garden and everything, even the deadest stems of last year's perennials, looks good enough to have a place in the winter garden.
  • My pulmonarias have been lovely this year, clumps of frosted leaves and pink and lilac flowers throughout the garden hiding the dying foliage of snowdrops and mingling with forget-me-nots.
  • At the summit of Cairn Gorm, a bitter northerly wind with 40 mph gusts drove us into the lee of a frosted weather station.
1.1(Of glass or a window) having a translucent textured surface so that it is difficult to see through: there was frosted glass on the office door it has a modest kitchen, sitting room, and frosted windows
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  • Drawing the front windows' curtains for a bit, I took notice of three tall dark shadows that I cannot make out due to the frosted glass of our window.
  • With arguably the best views in Italy, Harry's famously installed frosted glass windows.
  • She opened the frosted glass window, letting in a billow of sticky air, and caught a glimpse of the embassy's manicured garden.
2chiefly North American (Of food) decorated or dusted with icing or sugar: a dessert of frosted redcurrants [in combination]: sugar-frosted almonds
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  • And really, the first few bites of peanut brittle, frosted cookies, etc., are always the best.
  • The maid was carrying a lovely frosted cake, with pink and white decorations all over it.
  • The black and white cookie is, in fact, not a cookie but a flat, thinly frosted cake, like someone has sat on a cupcake.
3(Of lipstick, eyeshadow, or nail varnish) having a pale, pearlescent sheen: pink frosted lipstick
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  • Use a soft gloss or lip colour instead and try to avoid anything that is super-shiny or frosted - if in doubt, add more glitter!
  • The singer has been signed up to front an advertising campaign for a new "frosted rose and gold shimmer" lipstick.
  • She even persuaded me into painting my toenails a light frosted pink color.
3.1chiefly US (Of hair) having isolated light-coloured tints: brown hair with frosted tips
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  • His wife, Judy, a sharp-featured woman with frosted hair, tends the counter.
  • He's pointing at a kid - maybe 18 or 19-with frosted hair, baggy white shorts and a diamond stud in his ear.
  • Joyce had the frosted hair, Barbara the lightning bolt.
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