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frill

[ fril ]
/ frɪl /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to trim or ornament with a frill or frills.
to form into a frill.

verb (used without object)

Photography. (of an emulsion) to become wrinkled or loose.

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Origin of frill

First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM frill

friller, nounun·frill, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for frill

frill
/ (frɪl) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of frill

frilliness, nounfrilly, adjective

Word Origin for frill

C14: perhaps of Flemish origin
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