[frahy-uh-buh l] /ˈfraɪ ə bəl/
easily crumbled or reduced to powder; crumbly:
easily broken up; crumbly
1560s, from Middle French friable and directly from Latin friabilis “easily crumbled or broken,” from friare “rub away, crumble into small pieces,” related to fricare “to rub” (see friction). Related: Friability.
friable fri·a·ble (frī’ə-bəl)
[frahy-er] /ˈfraɪ ər/ noun 1. Roman Catholic Church. a member of a religious order, especially the mendicant orders of Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, and Augustinians. 2. Printing. a blank or light area on a printed page caused by uneven inking of the plate or type. Compare (def 3). /ˈfraɪə/ noun 1. a member of any of […]
[frahy-er-burd] /ˈfraɪ ərˌbɜrd/ noun 1. any of various Australasian honeyeaters, especially of the genus Philemon. /ˈfraɪəˌbɜːd/ noun 1. any of various Australian honeyeaters of the genus Philemon, having a naked head
[frahy-er-lee] /ˈfraɪ ər li/ adjective 1. of or relating to . 2. like a .
noun, plural Friars Minor. Roman Catholic Church. 1. a friar belonging to the branch of the Franciscan order that observes the strict rule of St. Francis. Compare (def 4), . noun (pl) Friars Minor 1. (Christianity) a member of either of two of the three orders into which the order founded by St Francis of […]