frilly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.frilly - having decorative ruffles or frills
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction

frilly

adjective ruffled, fancy, lacy, frothy, ruched, flouncy maids in frilly aprons
Translations
مُهَدَّب، له أهْداب
meî blúndum

frilly

[ˈfrɪlɪ] ADJ (frillier (compar) (frilliest (superl))) → con volantes, con adornos

frilly

[ˈfrɪli] adjà fanfreluches

frilly

adj (+er)
(Tex) apron, cushion, clothingmit Rüschen; to be frillyRüschen haben; frilly dress/blouse/underwearRüschenkleid nt/-bluse f/-unterwäsche f
(fig) speech, styleblumig; music, decorationverschnörkelt

frilly

[frɪlɪ] adj (dress) → con pizzi e merletti

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 ?
Gilbert had a sudden vision of Anne, arrayed in a frilly green gown, with the virginal curves of arms and throat slipping out of it, and white stars shining against the coils of her ruddy hair.
When she was asleep, he said, he would hop on to the frilly things of her night-gown and peck at her mouth.
"Say," he said, "what's become of that frilly breakfast cap you was workin' on so hard, I ain't never seen you wear it, and it was sure too big for the kid."
One said: "I found a pair of blue frilly knickers in the main street.
Most blokes who come into the stores pick up a couple of other items and try to hide the frilly garter."
New Zealand Rose Sarah Dwyer, 27, defied the elements to rain on her parade when she stepped out in an frilly dress.
WITH a pair of seamed tights, frilly knickers and high heels, Victoria Beckham looks like she's been taking style tips from burlesque dancer Dita Von Teese.
There was some definite nipple action going on underneath this frilly see-through number.
Booksmart's leading ladies opted for pretty frilly dresses for the premiere.
And a feminine frilly blouse could be just the thing to liven up a dreary January.
Red Jacquard weave frilly blouse, was PS34.99, now PS25, H&M