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"cream" in American English

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creamnoun [U]

 us   /krim/
  • cream noun [U] (LIQUID)

the thick, yellow-white liquid that forms on the top of milk: Do you take cream in your coffee?
Cream is also a pale yellow-white color.
Cream also refers to any of various foods that contain cream or that are smooth like cream: cream of chicken soup chocolate cream pie
  • cream noun [U] (THICK SUBSTANCE)

a thick, smooth substance that you put on your skin to keep it soft or to treat it medically: a facial cream
(Definition of cream from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"cream" in British English

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creamnoun

uk   /kriːm/  us   /kriːm/
A2 [U] the thick, yellowish-white liquid that forms on the top of milk: strawberries and cream Do you like cream in your coffee?UK a cream cake (= cake with cream in it)
A2 [U] the colour of cream
B1 [C or U] a soft substance that you rub into your skin: face/hand cream moisturizing cream Put some sun cream on to protect your face.
[C] a type of sweet that is soft inside: chocolate/peppermint creams
[U] a thick liquid used for cleaning things: cream cleaner
cream of mushroom, tomato, etc. soup
soup that has been made into a smooth thick liquid and usually has cream in it

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creamadjective

uk   /kriːm/  us   /kriːm/
A2 having a yellowish-white colour: a cream shirt

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creamverb [T]

uk   /kriːm/  us   /kriːm/
(Definition of cream from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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