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flounce 1

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

intr.v. flounced, flounc·ing, flounc·es
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.
The act or motion of flouncing.

[Possibly of Scandinavian origin.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) having a flounce or flounces
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مُزَركَش بالهُدُب
meî bryddingum
farbala ile süslenmiş


[flaʊnst] ADJ [dress] → guarnecido con volantes
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adj skirt, dressmit Volants or Rüschen besetzt
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(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.
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References in classic literature ?
"No, she thought it was n't the thing for a poor minister's girls to go flourishing about in second-hand finery, so she did what I 'm doing now, put away what would be useful and proper for us by and by, and let us play with the shabby, silk bonnets and dirty, flounced gowns.
Last thing ever I want to think of--hang it all!" And Tom flounced over, untucking and disarranging everything, in a manner frightful to behold.
Here, she threw her bonnet from her altogether, and flounced into a chair.
Hardly, however, had the old lady begun about her " highly gratified feelings," and so on, when Nastasia left her, and flounced into a chair by Gania's side in the corner by the window, and cried: "Where's your study?
Baggs raised her eyes and hands to heaven, exclaimed "Disgraceful!" and flounced out of the room in a passion.
The Victorian reference is evident in the flounced sleeves of the organdy blouses and long, modest skirts, but the feel of the collection is very now and modern.
The Labour backbencher was accused of sexism last month after a tense exchange in which he claimed Mrs Leadsom, a Tory minister, "flounced" out of the Commons chamber.
The singer, 39, wore a fitted sky-blue dress with a flounced neckline as she arrived at Wembley Arena in north west London.
line, imperious, serene, ladies in white flounced lace in late summer
One BBC insider confirmed: "I fa fa fair i to say there is no love lo between Anton and Nanc When this is all over, I don think they'll remain friends."fter Saturday's show, Nan fl flounced off threatening to thro a drink over judge Craig Rev Horwood, who described h dance as like "a plodding mu trudging through mud".
Never one to, ahem, mince his words, Morrissey famously flounced off midway through his set at the Coachella festival in 2009 because he could "smell burning flesh".
This cold bureaucrat failed spectacularly to protect Baby P from serial torture and death, yet she still flounced off to court to challenge her sacking from her pounds 133,000 job.