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 (fŏl′də-rŏl′) also fal·de·ral (făl′də-răl′)
1. Foolishness; nonsense.
2. A trifle; a gewgaw.

[From a nonsense refrain in some old songs.]


a variant of falderal


(ˈfæl dəˌræl)

also fal•de•rol



1. mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas.
2. a trifle; gimcrack; gewgaw.
[1695–1705; orig. as a nonsense refrain in songs; of obscure orig.]


- Trivial or nonsensical fuss, nonsense, or a useless trifle.
See also related terms for trivial.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folderol - nonsensical talk or writing
drivel, garbage - a worthless message
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
References in classic literature ?
She did not talk books, nor art, nor similar folderols. Homely minded as he was himself, he found her almost equally homely minded.
The producers mention some folderol at the end, that Khomyuk was a composite character created to represent all of the scientists who helped investigate the disaster.
Not since eighteenth-century London, perhaps, when newspapers and journals came and went with the speed of a bon mot tossed off by Samuel Johnson, could publications fizzle and revive like this, without a lot of fuss and folderol, just an intense passion for words and ideas.
The folderol was allegedly about a document dump from the Kavanaugh team that arrived in Democratic members' offices Monday night, too late for staffers to read and analyze everything.
(33) The ongoing legal folderol suggests the police are using multiple vague accusations to keep troublesome people in line.
Emotional intelligence: Sine qua non of leadership or folderol? The Academy of Management Perspectives, 25(1), 45-59.
But does all this folderol mean that intimacy and commitment are dead?
Without being maudlin, or whiney regarding their lives they portray the determination we could all take a lesson from; play the hand dealt to ya without a lot of folderol.
And on the deadline night, they slowed the proceedings with questions and procedural folderol, adding to the tension of the looming deadline and the desire of many authors and sponsors hoping the House would reach their legislation before midnight.
It was as if, having made his high-flying mark on the international food scene, Stein got bored with all the folderol and opted to go back to basics, with a renewed love for discovery and rediscovery motivating him to rough it up way off the beaten track.
A rippling Edwardian folderol of mansard roofs, turreted corners, and double-height archways, it boasted amenities that make today's high-end condos look like glorified yurts--fresh eggs were delivered to tenants daily from a rooftop farm, and live seals were brought in to frisk in the lobby fountain.