frilly
adjective see frill II

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • frilly — adj. Having decorative ruffles or frills. Syn: frilled, ruffled. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • frilly — 1843, from FRILL (Cf. frill) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Related: Frilliness …   Etymology dictionary

  • frilly — UK [ˈfrɪlɪ] / US adjective Word forms frilly : adjective frilly comparative frillier superlative frilliest decorated with a lot of frills frilly knickers …   English dictionary

  • frilly — frilliness, n. /fril ee/, adj., frillier, frilliest. 1. covered with or marked by frills: Some of the more elaborate dress shirts have frilly fronts. 2. frivolous; inconsequential: After a day of intense concentration and serious business, they… …   Universalium

  • frilly — [[t]frɪ̱li[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n Frilly items of clothing or fabric have a lot of frills on them. ...maids in frilly aprons …   English dictionary

  • frilly — adj. Frilly is used with these nouns: ↑blouse, ↑dress, ↑knickers …   Collocations dictionary

  • frilly — frill|y [ˈfrıli] adj decorated with lots of frills ▪ a frilly skirt …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • frilly — frill|y [ frıli ] adjective decorated with a lot of FRILLS: a frilly blouse …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • frilly — adjective having many decorative folds of cloth: a little girl s frilly dress …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • frilly — frill ► NOUN 1) a strip of gathered or pleated material used as a decorative edging. 2) a frill like fringe of feathers, hair, skin, etc. on a bird, reptile, or other animal. 3) (frills) unnecessary extra features or embellishments. DERIVATIVES… …   English terms dictionary

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