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noun ice cream pronunciation in British English 
Word Forms
singularice cream
pluralice creams
  1. [uncountable] a frozen sweet food made from cream or milk and sugar, often with fruit or chocolate added to flavour it
    1. a.
      [countable] British an amount of ice cream for one person

      Would you like an ice cream?


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