Definition of icing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈaɪsɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪsɪŋ//
(especially British English) (usually North American English frosting) [uncountable]
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  • a sweet mixture of sugar and water, milk, butter or egg white that is used to cover and decorate cakes see also royal icing
  • Extra examples Pipe a little green icing around the strawberries. Roll out the icing into a large square. Trim off excess icing around the base.Idioms
    the icing on the cake (also US English the frosting on the cake)
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    something extra and not essential that is added to an already good situation or experience and that makes it even better It’s an added bonus—the icing on the cake.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: icing