frilling

[ fril-ing ]
/ ˈfrɪl ɪŋ /

noun

frilled edging.

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Origin of frilling

First recorded in 1805–15; frill + -ing1

Definition for frilling (2 of 2)

frill
[ fril ]
/ frɪl /

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.

Origin of frill

First recorded in 1585–95; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM frill

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

frill
/ (frɪl) /

noun

verb

Derived forms of frill

frilliness, nounfrilly, adjective

Word Origin for frill

C14: perhaps of Flemish origin
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