elaborate decoration, as frills, ribbons, or ruffles, especially on women's clothing.
a rustling, particularly the rustling of silk, as in a woman's dress.
elaborately decorated; fussy: frou-frou bedroom decor.
having elaborate detail: We laughed at all the frou-frou descriptions on the menu.
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How to use frou-frou in a sentence
With the quick military tread came the frou-frou of silk and the footfall of slippered feet.The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Finally, in the eighteenth century, comes rococo, with its rustling frou-frou and its delicate charm.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4) | Richard Muther
There was a frou-frou of skirts upon the velvet carpet, and the next moment Iris Vincent's arms were about her.Pretty Madcap Dorothy | Laura Jean Libbey
There was a pause, broken only by the light frou-frou of the fan, as it still waved slowly backwards and forwards.Dead Man's Rock | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
He still paced the floor until he heard a light frou-frou in the hall, a light knock at the door.The Magnificent Adventure | Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for froufrou
a swishing sound, as made by a long silk dress
elaborate dress or ornamentation, esp worn by women
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