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flounce 1

 (flouns)
n.
A strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment or curtain.
tr.v. flounced, flounc·ing, flounc·es
To trim with a strip or strips of gathered or pleated material.

[Alteration of frounce, from Middle English, pleat, from Old French fronce, of Germanic origin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

flounce 2

 (flouns)
intr.v. flounced, flounc·ing, flounc·es
1.
a. To move in a lively or bouncy manner: The children flounced around the room in their costumes.
b. To move with exaggerated or affected motions: flounced petulantly out of the house.
2. To move clumsily; flounder.
n.
The act or motion of flouncing.

[Possibly of Scandinavian origin.]

flounce

(flaʊns)
vb
(intr; often foll by about, away, out, etc) to move or go with emphatic or impatient movements
n
the act of flouncing
[C16: of Scandinavian origin; compare Norwegian flunsa to hurry, Swedish flunsa to splash]

flounce

(flaʊns)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) an ornamental gathered ruffle sewn to a garment by its top edge
[C18: from Old French fronce wrinkle, from froncir to wrinkle, of Germanic origin]

flounce1

(flaʊns)

v. flounced, flounc•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to go with impatient or impetuous, exaggerated movements.
2. to move self-consciously and in a conspicuous manner.
3. to throw the body about spasmodically; flounder.
n.
4. an act or instance of flouncing; a flouncing movement.
[1535–45; perhaps akin to Norwegian flunsa to hurry]
flounc′y, adj. flounc•i•er, flounc•i•est.

flounce2

(flaʊns)

n., v. flounced, flounc•ing. n.
1. a strip of material gathered or pleated and attached along one edge, with the other edge left loose or hanging: used for trimming.
v.t.
2. to trim with flounces.
[1665–75; alter. of frounce pleat, fold, wrinkle, Middle English < Old French fronce < Frankish]
flounc′y, adj. flounc•i•er, flounc•i•est.

flounce

- Can mean a sudden fling or jerk of the body or a limb.
See also related terms for jerk.

flounce


Past participle: flounced
Gerund: flouncing

Imperative
flounce
flounce
Present
I flounce
you flounce
he/she/it flounces
we flounce
you flounce
they flounce
Preterite
I flounced
you flounced
he/she/it flounced
we flounced
you flounced
they flounced
Present Continuous
I am flouncing
you are flouncing
he/she/it is flouncing
we are flouncing
you are flouncing
they are flouncing
Present Perfect
I have flounced
you have flounced
he/she/it has flounced
we have flounced
you have flounced
they have flounced
Past Continuous
I was flouncing
you were flouncing
he/she/it was flouncing
we were flouncing
you were flouncing
they were flouncing
Past Perfect
I had flounced
you had flounced
he/she/it had flounced
we had flounced
you had flounced
they had flounced
Future
I will flounce
you will flounce
he/she/it will flounce
we will flounce
you will flounce
they will flounce
Future Perfect
I will have flounced
you will have flounced
he/she/it will have flounced
we will have flounced
you will have flounced
they will have flounced
Future Continuous
I will be flouncing
you will be flouncing
he/she/it will be flouncing
we will be flouncing
you will be flouncing
they will be flouncing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flouncing
you have been flouncing
he/she/it has been flouncing
we have been flouncing
you have been flouncing
they have been flouncing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flouncing
you will have been flouncing
he/she/it will have been flouncing
we will have been flouncing
you will have been flouncing
they will have been flouncing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flouncing
you had been flouncing
he/she/it had been flouncing
we had been flouncing
you had been flouncing
they had been flouncing
Conditional
I would flounce
you would flounce
he/she/it would flounce
we would flounce
you would flounce
they would flounce
Past Conditional
I would have flounced
you would have flounced
he/she/it would have flounced
we would have flounced
you would have flounced
they would have flounced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flounce - a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trimflounce - a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
adornment - a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness
gauffer, goffer - an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
jabot - a ruffle on the front of a woman's blouse or a man's shirt
peplum - a flared ruffle attached to the waistline of a dress or jacket or blouse
2.flounce - the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions
gait - a person's manner of walking
Verb1.flounce - walk emphatically
walk - use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet"

flounce

1
verb bounce, storm, stamp, go quickly, throw, spring, toss, fling, jerk She flounced out of my room in a huff.

flounce

2
noun ruffle, gathering, tuck, frill, ruff, furbelow a gown with a flounce round the hem

flounce

verb
To walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display:
Informal: sashay.
Translations
هُدْب الثَّوْبيَنْدَفِع غاضِبا
naštvaně odejítvolánek
flæsemarcherespankulere
bryddingstrunsa, rigsa
drāztiesmestiesvolāns
nahnevane odísť
atılmakfarbalafırfırfırlamakkırma

flounce

1 [flaʊns] N (= frill) → volante m

flounce

2 [flaʊns] VI to flounce in/outentrar/salir haciendo aspavientos

flounce

[ˈflaʊns] n (= frill) → volant m
flounce off
vi (= leave in a huff) → sortir dans un mouvement d'humeur
flounce out
visortir dans un mouvement d'humeur

flounce

1
vistolzieren; to flounce in/out/aroundherein-/heraus-/herumstolzieren
n she turned on her heel with a flouncesie drehte sich pikiert auf dem Absatz um

flounce

2
n (= frill)Volant m, → Rüsche f
vtmit einem Volant/Volants or Rüschen besetzen

flounce

1 [flaʊns]
1. vi to flounce in/outentrare/uscire stizzito/a
2. nbalzo

flounce

2 [flaʊns] n (frill) → balza

flounce1

(flauns) verb
(usually with out, ~away etc) to move (away) in anger, impatience etc. She flounced out of the room.

flounce2

(flauns) noun
a decorative strip of material usually frilled. There are flounces at the bottom of her evening skirt.
flounced adjective
decorated with a flounce.
References in classic literature ?
The equipages are as varied as the company and attract as much attention, especially the low basket barouches in which ladies drive themselves, with a pair of dashing ponies, gay nets to keep their voluminous flounces from overflowing the diminutive vehicles, and little grooms on the perch behind.
Could a few young ladies, too, be persuaded to become a little more prominent, and quit their mother's apron-strings, it would add vastly to the grouping, and relieve the stiffness of the "shin- pieces" of formal rows of dark-looking men, and of the flounces of pretty women.
I remember that the Baroness was clad in a voluminous silk dress, pale grey in colour, and adorned with flounces and a crinoline and train.
through a door that was always open, and a looped- back yellow damask portiere) the unexpected vista of a bedroom with a huge low bed upholstered like a sofa, and a toilet-table with frivolous lace flounces and a gilt-framed mirror.
There is a flitting hither and thither of "stylish" young girls, a rustling of muslin flounces, a rattle of dance music in the morning hours, a sound of high-pitched voices at all times.
Her gown was of black velvet, with tight sleeves and sloping shoulders, and the skirt had three large flounces.
I can see them now, sweeping over the lawns at Melbury House, in their flounces and furbelows, so calm and stately and imperial (and the monkey and the little black dwarf following behind), as if nothing mattered in the world but to be beautiful and kind.
Of course I know it wasn't really necessary, but flounces are so stylish this fall and Josie Pye has flounces on all her dresses.
It was full of beautiful things, among them another red silk dress--not the bright, flame- hued tint of her old one, but a rich, dark crimson, with the most distracting flounces and bows and ruffles; and with it were little red satin slippers with gold buckles, and heels that made Aunt Janet hold up her hands in horror.