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frill

 (frĭl)
n.
1. A ruffled, gathered, or pleated border or projection, such as a fabric edge used to trim clothing.
2. A projection as of hair, feathers, bone, or cartilage, about the neck of an animal.
3. A wrinkling of the edge of a photographic film.
4. Informal Something that is desirable but not a necessity; a luxury. See Synonyms at luxury.
v. frilled, frill·ing, frills
v.tr.
1. To make into a ruffle or frill.
2. To add a ruffle or frill to.
v.intr.
To become wrinkled along the edge.

[Origin unknown.]

fril′li·ness n.
frill′y adj.

frill

(frɪl)
n
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a gathered, ruched, or pleated strip of cloth sewn on at one edge only, as on garments, as ornament, or to give extra body
2. (Zoology) a ruff of hair or feathers around the neck of a dog or bird or a fold of skin around the neck of a reptile or amphibian
3. (Breeds) (often capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon having a ruff of curled feathers on the chest and crop. Full name: oriental frill
4. (Photography) photog a wrinkling or loosening of the emulsion at the edges of a negative or print
5. (often plural) informal a superfluous or pretentious thing or manner; affectation: he made a plain speech with no frills.
vb
6. (tr) to adorn or fit with a frill or frills
7. to form into a frill or frills
8. (Photography) (intr) photog (of an emulsion) to develop a frill
[C14: perhaps of Flemish origin]
ˈfrilliness n
ˈfrilly adj

frill

(frɪl)

n.
1. a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle.
2. something resembling such a trimming, as the fringe of hair on the chest of some dogs.
3. affectation of manner, style, etc.
4. something superfluous; luxury.
v.t.
5. to trim or ornament with a frill or frills.
6. to form into a frill.
[1585–95]
frill′er, n.
frill′i•ness, n.
frill′y, adj. frill•i•er, frill•i•est.

frill


Past participle: frilled
Gerund: frilling

Imperative
frill
frill
Present
I frill
you frill
he/she/it frills
we frill
you frill
they frill
Preterite
I frilled
you frilled
he/she/it frilled
we frilled
you frilled
they frilled
Present Continuous
I am frilling
you are frilling
he/she/it is frilling
we are frilling
you are frilling
they are frilling
Present Perfect
I have frilled
you have frilled
he/she/it has frilled
we have frilled
you have frilled
they have frilled
Past Continuous
I was frilling
you were frilling
he/she/it was frilling
we were frilling
you were frilling
they were frilling
Past Perfect
I had frilled
you had frilled
he/she/it had frilled
we had frilled
you had frilled
they had frilled
Future
I will frill
you will frill
he/she/it will frill
we will frill
you will frill
they will frill
Future Perfect
I will have frilled
you will have frilled
he/she/it will have frilled
we will have frilled
you will have frilled
they will have frilled
Future Continuous
I will be frilling
you will be frilling
he/she/it will be frilling
we will be frilling
you will be frilling
they will be frilling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been frilling
you have been frilling
he/she/it has been frilling
we have been frilling
you have been frilling
they have been frilling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been frilling
you will have been frilling
he/she/it will have been frilling
we will have been frilling
you will have been frilling
they will have been frilling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been frilling
you had been frilling
he/she/it had been frilling
we had been frilling
you had been frilling
they had been frilling
Conditional
I would frill
you would frill
he/she/it would frill
we would frill
you would frill
they would frill
Past Conditional
I would have frilled
you would have frilled
he/she/it would have frilled
we would have frilled
you would have frilled
they would have frilled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.frill - (paleontology) a bony plate that curves upward behind the skull of many ceratopsian dinosaurs
plate - any flat platelike body structure or part
fossilology, palaeontology, paleontology - the earth science that studies fossil organisms and related remains
2.frill - an external body part consisting of feathers or hair about the neck of a bird or other animal
external body part - any body part visible externally
3.frill - a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trimfrill - 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
4.frill - ornamental objects of no great valuefrill - ornamental objects of no great value
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify

frill

noun
1. ruffle, gathering, tuck, ruff, flounce, ruche, ruching, furbelow, purfle net curtains with frills
plural noun
1. trimmings, extras, additions, fuss, jazz (slang), dressing up, decoration(s), bits and pieces, icing on the cake, finery, embellishments, affectation(s), ornamentation, ostentation, frippery, bells and whistles, tomfoolery, gewgaws, superfluities, fanciness, frilliness, fandangles The booklet restricts itself to facts without frills.
no frills plain, ordinary, modest, unpretentious, without extras, unostentatious, without trimmings, with no fancy bits, without bells and whistles plain, simple cooking in no-frills surroundings

frill

noun
Something costly and unnecessary:
Translations
زَخْرَفَه غير ضَروريَّههُدْب، كَشْكَش
parádičkavolán
dikkedarerflæsekrumspringlæg
sallang
blúndatilgangslaust skraut; fríîindi
įmantrybėsrauktinukassu rauktinukais
krokojumskruzulislieki rotājumi/piedevas
parádavedľajšia akcia
farbalafırfırgereksiz şeylersüs

frill

[frɪl] N
1. (on dress etc) → volante m
2. frills (fig) → adornos mpl
a package holiday without frillsunas vacaciones organizadas de lo más sencillo or sin grandes lujos
frills and furbelowsencajes mpl y puntillas fpl

frill

[ˈfrɪl] n
[dress, curtain] → volant m
[shirt] → jabot m
without frills (= without extras) → sans fioritures no-frills

frill

n
(on dress, shirt etc) → Rüsche f; (on animal, bird) → Kragen m; (round meat, on plant pot etc) → Manschette f
frills pl (fig: = ornaments) → Kinkerlitzchen pl (inf), → Verzierungen pl; with all the frillsmit allem Drum und Dran (inf); a simple meal without frillsein schlichtes Essen

frill

[frɪl] n (on dress) → fronzolo, balza
without frills (fig) → senza fronzoli

frill

(fril) noun
1. a decorative edging to a piece of cloth, made of a strip of cloth gathered along one side and sewn on. She sewed a frill along the bottom of the skirt.
2. (often in plural) something unnecessary added as decoration. the frills of business (= having expensive dinners etc).
frilled, ˈfrilly adjective
decorated with frills. a frilled curtain; a frilly dress.
References in classic literature ?
Midway between table and bed was the window, with an icy white muslin frill over it, and opposite it was the wash-stand.
She rises, but he, without moving hand from chair-back or from old-fashioned waistcoat and shirt- frill, shakes his head.
One day his wife was ironing and she ironed a great big nightcap with a frill round it.
Her neck rose out of a frill of down, and her well-remembered cable of dark-brown hair was partially coiled up in a mass at the back of her head and partly hanging on her shoulder--the evident result of haste.
On this in water stood a bouquet of flowers tightly packed together in a paper frill like the bone of a mutton chop, and carefully spaced round it were books in leather bindings.
You've put on considerable many frills since I been away.
Tiggy-winkle ironed it, and goffered it, and shook out the frills.
Of course, I am referring only to these accursed gewgaws, to these frills and fripperies
Rupert's Cavaliers were every bit as particular about their lace collars and frills as the lady whose pretty limbs once warmed this cambric.
Every stitch in it was handwork; and the little frills of lace at neck and sleeves were of real Valenciennes.
Broad-brimmed white hats and Panamas, blue-cotton trousers, light-colored stockings, cambric frills, were all here displayed; while upon shirt-fronts, wristbands, and neckties, upon every finger, even upon the very ears, they wore an assortment of rings, shirt-pins, brooches, and trinkets, of which the value only equaled the execrable taste.
on the Christmas cards), with their curly hair and natty hats, their well-shaped legs incased in smalls, their dainty Hessian boots, their ruffling frills, their canes and dangling seals.