- a furbelow or puckered flounce for decorating dresses in the 17th century.
Also fal·be·lo [fal-buh-loh] /ˈfæl bəˌloʊ/.
Origin of falbala
1695–1705; < French < Italian. See furbelow
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- a gathered flounce, frill, or ruffle
C18: from French, from (dialect) ferbelà; see furbelow