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Meaning of FLOUNCE

Pronunciation:  flawns

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions
  2. [n]  a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
  3. [v]  walk emphatically
 

FLOUNCE is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: frill, furbelow, ruffle
 
 See Also: adornment, gait, gauffer, goffer, jabot, peplum, walk

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Flounce\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flounced} (flounst); p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Flouncing}.] [Cf. OSw. flunsa to immerge.]
    To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to spring,
    turn, or twist with sudden effort or violence; to struggle,
    as a horse in mire; to flounder; to throw one's self with a
    jerk or spasm, often as in displeasure.
    
          To flutter and flounce will do nothing but batter and
          bruise us.                               --Barrow.
    
          With his broad fins and forky tail he laves The rising
          sirge, and flounces in the waves.        --Addison.
    
    
  2. \Flounce\, n.
    The act of floucing; a sudden, jerking motion of the body.
    
    
  3. \Flounce\, n. [Cf. G. flaus, flausch, a tuft of wool or
    hair; akin to vliess, E. fleece; or perh. corrupted fr.
    rounce.]
    An ornamental appendage to the skirt of a woman's dress,
    consisting of a strip gathered and sewed on by its upper edge
    around the skirt, and left hanging.
    
    
  4. \Flounce\, v. t.
    To deck with a flounce or flounces; as, to flounce a
    petticoat or a frock.
    
    
 
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