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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.
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.
An uninformed, ill-informed public can be duped into believing the folderol being spewed by the current front- runners for President, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
Beading such folderol made us want to place an emergency call to the cherry-picking police.
15 in postage to include a bunch of materials regurgitating long-discredited "Christian nation" folderol.
Make them want you so badly they're willing to move beyond all the folderol about $30,000 a year for a hire that's already demonstrated a market worth of $40,000.
This formulaic folderol could have been replaced by alchemy or Chinese astrology, which I suspect might give more accurate character readings than its Hellenic cousin.