Monday, March 21, 2005
Definitions for furbelow
- A pleated or gathered flounce on a woman's garment; a ruffle.
- Something showy or superfluous; a bit of showy ornamentation.
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Citations for furbelow
In a season of ruffles, frills and furbelows, simple cuts in neutral shades stand out.
Patience is required to get past some of the director's more baroque cinematic touches, decorating the story's dark center with visual furbelows . . . and aural gimmicks.
Origin of furbelow
Furbelow is perhaps an alteration of Italian faldella.