flouncing


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flounc·ing

 (floun′sĭng)
n.
1. Material used to make flounces.
2. A flounce or an arrangement of flounces, as on a curtain.
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flouncing

(ˈflaʊnsɪŋ)
n
(Clothing & Fashion) material, such as lace or embroidered fabric, used for making flounces
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flounc•ing

(ˈflaʊn sɪŋ)

n.
1. material used in making flounces.
2. trimming consisting of a flounce.
[1760–70]
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References in classic literature ?
He stole a sidelong glance at her - she was the personification of daintiness from the black patent shoes showing beneath the flouncing of her skirt, to the white hat with its clusters of roses.
'I don't go to bed this night!' said Miggs, wrapping herself in a shawl, and drawing a couple of chairs near the window, flouncing down upon one, and putting her feet upon the other, 'till you come home, my lad.
"I have been practising my flounce, I'm not sure I have perfected it yet" - Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom jokingly demonstrates her flouncing "skills" in the House.
"I have been practising my flounce, I'm not sure I have perfected it yet"- Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom jokingly demonstrates her flouncing "skills" in the House.
Commons leader Andrea Leadsom after receiving an apology from Barry Sheerman who accused her of "flouncing" "I've had one hell of a year...
But former Tory leader Lord Hague said: "Flouncing out, just when the going gets tough but when the EU (Withdrawal) Act has been successfully enacted, will look like evading responsibility for choices that were inevitable just when important progress has been made."
Ms Short, who was MP for Birmingham Ladywood, accused Mr Corbyn's critics of "flouncing off" by refusing to serve as Shadow Ministers in his team.
WILL Young trying to recreate his famous Pop Idol moment by taking issue with Len Goodman's criticism and then flouncing off the show in a huff.
Use her heat to state your case but don't go packing and flouncing off unless you really mean it.
TOES were tapping and frills were flouncing as the Dublin Flamenco Festival kicked off yesterday.
After allegedly flouncing off stage, Cher had to be comforted by staff.
Before the televised leaders' debates, hardly anyone in the country knew who this man was; now he is flouncing around the country playing up for the TV cameras like some sort of X-Factor winner.