Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of FLOUNCE

Pronunciation:  flawns

WordNet Dictionary
  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
  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.
    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.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: amble, antic, barge, bead, beading, bejewel, beribbon, bespangle, binding, blunder, bob, bordering, bordure, bounce, bowl along, bundle, caper, capriole, caracole, careen, career, carry on, cavort, clump, crease, creasing, crimp, crisp, curvet, cut a dido, cut capers, cut up, dance, diamond, disport, dog-ear, double, double over, doubling, drag, droop, duplicature, edging, enfold, engrave, falter, feather, figure, filigree, fimbria, fimbriation, flag, flection, flexure, flick, fling, fling off, fling out, flip, flirt, flounce out, flounder, flower, flute, fold, fold over, fool around, foot, footslog, frill, frilling, fringe, frisk, frolic, furbelow, gait, galloon, gallop, gambado, gambol, garland, gather, gem, halt, hem, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop, horse around, illuminate, infold, interfold, jerk, jewel, jig, jigger, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, jolt, jump, jump about, labor, lap over, lapel, lappet, limp, list, lock step, lumber, lunge, lurch, march, mince, mincing steps, motif, ornament, pace, paddle, paint, parade, peg, peplum, piaffe, piaffer, pitch, pitch and plunge, plait, plat, play, pleat, plica, plicate, plication, plicature, plod, pluck, plume, plunge, ply, prance, prink, quill, rack, ramp, reel, ribbon, rock, roll, rollick, romp, ruche, ruching, ruff, ruffle, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle, scuttle, seethe, selvage, shamble, shuffle, sidle, single-foot, skip, skirting, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slowness, snake, snatch, spangle, sport, stagger, stalk, stamp, start, step, stomp, storm, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait, struggle, strut, stumble, stump, sudden pull, swagger, sway, swing, thrash about, tinsel, tittup, toddle, toss, toss and tumble, toss and turn, totter, traipse, tread, trimming, trip, trot, trudge, tuck, tumble, turn over, tweak, twill, twist, twitch, valance, velocity, volutation, waddle, walk, wallop, wallow, wamble, welt, welter, wiggle, wobble, wreathe, wrench, yank, yerk