Origin of frilling
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of frill
Related Words for frillingtrim, bedeck, illuminate, deck, brighten, grace, renovate, festoon, paint, adorn, perfect, finish, color, enrich, furbish, ornament, gild, burnish, idealize, enhance
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Historical Examples of frilling
The orange of the enormous lip and the frilling specially fine.The Woodlands Orchids
A tie-pin or stud was also seen in the centre of the stock or frilling.Dress design
This is called "frilling," and occurs when the developer is too warm.
She covered her chairs with Turkey-red cotton, frilling them round the seats.Emily Fox-Seton
Frances Hodgson Burnett
She gave these answers, with her attention apparently absorbed in folding and refolding the frilling on her nightgown.The Moonstone
Word Origin for frill
"wavy ornamental edging," 1801 (with a doubtful attestation from 1590s), of uncertain origin despite much speculation [see OED]; figurative sense of "useless ornament" first recorded 1893. The verb meaning "to furnish with a frill" is recorded in 1570s. Related: Frilled.