- covered with or marked by frills: Some of the more elaborate dress shirts have frilly fronts.
- frivolous; inconsequential: After a day of intense concentration and serious business, they feel like doing something frilly and amusing.
Origin of frilly
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Examples from the Web for frilly
New Orleanians loved the frilly, pale lavender flowers and gradually planted them as decorations around the city in garden ponds.Lake Bacon: The Story of The Man Who Wanted Us to Eat Mississippi Hippos
August 10, 2014
Next out was Madeline, a one-and-a-half year old Sphinx in a frilly pink ballerina outfit.Kitty CATure Fashion Show, An Amazing Dog and Cat Fashion Show, Happened In New York This Weekend
September 30, 2013
Flourishes of ruffles spread out from beneath the hemline, like a frilly skirt.A Fashion Spectacle at Comme des Garçons
September 28, 2013
What could have been a frilly flop was given weight by DiCaprio and Mulligan, and Maguire, too.‘The Great Gatsby’ Debate: Is Baz Luhrmann’s Film Genius or Rubbish?
Marlow Stern, Isabel Wilkinson
May 11, 2013
But instead of frilly unmentionables under the tissue paper, there were pages and pages of printed-out signatures and comments.How an Online Campaign May Get Victoria’s Secret Into ‘Survivor Bras’
February 1, 2013
Cherry, sinking white and frilly into a chair, smiled indulgently.Sisters
The slices of ham he cuts—they never do have frilly looks with holes in between.The Story of Opal
Not the kind you have on note-paper, but a frilly thing on his head.Robin's Rambles
I expect she'll have a beautiful lot of frilly frocks when you get home.Honey-Sweet
The two frilly night-dresses, the other chemise, the other petticoat, the extra stockings?The Cinder Pond
Carroll Watson Rankin
Word Origin and History for frilly
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper