falderol (ˈfældɪˌrɒl) or folderol (ˈfɒldɪˌrɒl)
/ (ˈfældɪˌræl) /
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a showy but worthless trifle
a nonsensical refrain in old songs
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How to use falderal in a sentence
Falderal, fl′der-al, n. a meaningless refrain in songs: any kind of flimsy trifle—also Fol′derol and Fal de rol.