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Meaning of FRILL

Pronunciation:  fril

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

FRILL is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: flounce, furbelow, ruffle
 See Also: adornment, gauffer, goffer, jabot, peplum



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Frill\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Frilled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Frilling}.] [OF. friller, fr. L. frigidulus somewhat cold,
    dim. of frigidus cold; akin to F. frileux chilly.]
    1. To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
    2. (Photog.) To wrinkle; -- said of the gelatin film.
  2. \Frill\, v. t.
    To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back.
    in crimped plaits; as, to frill a cap.
  3. \Frill\, n. [See {Frill}, v. i.]. (Zo["o]l.)
    (a) A ruffing of a bird's feathers from cold.
    (b) A ruffle, consisting of a fold of membrane, of hairs, or
        of feathers, around the neck of an animal. See {Frilled
        lizard} (below).
    (c) A similar ruffle around the legs or other appendages of
    (d) A ruffled varex or fold on certain shells.
    2. A border or edging secured at one edge and left free at
       the other, usually fluted or crimped like a very narrow
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