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Definition of "icing" []

  • A sweet glaze made of sugar, butter, water, and egg whites or milk, often flavored and cooked and used to cover or decorate baked goods, such as cakes or cookies. See Regional Note at frosting. (noun)
  • Sports A minor violation of the rules in ice hockey in which a player ices the puck, and the puck is not played by the goalie and does not go in the goal. Icing is not called when the team that has iced the puck is killing a penalty. (noun)
  • Icing on the cake An additional benefit to something already good. (idiom)
  • A sugar preparation, variously flavoured and coloured, for coating and decorating cakes, biscuits, etc (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The formation of ice, as on a ship or aircraft, due to the freezing of moisture in the atmosphere (noun)
  • Any unexpected extra or bonus (esp in icing on the cake) (noun)

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Use "icing" in a sentence
  • "*walks in carrying a larj kayk that is half chonklit with chonklit icing, and half whyt with whyt icing*"
  • "I fear the LibDem cake may well look much better but underneath the icing is a concoction of nothing less than spongy goo with no substance. on April 15, 2010 at 10: 50 pm alex"
  • "Add the lemon juice and beat on high speed until stiff peaks form and the icing is no longer shiny, 6-8 minutes (mine stays somewhat shiny)."