[ fraw-stid, fros-tid ]
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  1. covered with or having frost.

  2. made frostlike in appearance, as certain translucent glass: a frosted window; a frosted light bulb.

  1. coated or decorated with frosting or icing, as a cake.

  2. (of hair) highlighted, especially by bleaching selected strands.

  3. made with ice cream: frosted malted.

  1. a thick beverage, usually made with milk, flavoring syrup, and ice cream whipped together.

Origin of frosted

First recorded in 1635–45; frost + -ed2

Other words from frosted

  • non·frost·ed, adjective
  • un·frost·ed, adjective

Words Nearby frosted Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use frosted in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for frosted


/ (ˈfrɒstɪd) /

  1. covered or injured by frost

  2. covered with icing, as a cake

  1. (of glass, etc) having a surface roughened, as if covered with frost, to prevent clear vision through it

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