Part of speech: noun

A surface imitating frost, as a sugared covering of cake.

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Usage examples "frosting":

  1. For hours McElroy lay staring into the night sky with its frosting of great northern stars, and passed again over every week, every day,- nay, almost every hour,- since that morning in early spring when she had stepped off the factory- sill to accompany little Francette to the river bank where Bois DesCaut stood facing a tall young woman against the stockade wall. - "The Maid of the Whispering Hills", Vingie E. Roe.
  2. Let cool before frosting, so as to trim sides smooth. - "Dishes & Beverages of the Old South", Martha McCulloch Williams.
  3. The crust was soggy because Johnny Calvert's cook stove was not a good baker, and the frosting had gone watery, because the eggs were stale, and Helen May had made a mistake and used too much sugar in the filling; but Starr liked it, anyway, just because she had made it. - "Starr, of the Desert", B. M Bower.