a trimming, as a strip of cloth or lace, gathered at one edge and left loose at the other; ruffle.
something resembling such a trimming, as the fringe of hair on the chest of some dogs.
affectation of manner, style, etc.
Photography. wrinkling or loosening of an emulsion at the edges, usually due to excessively high temperature during developing.
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.
a gathered, ruched, or pleated strip of cloth sewn on at one edge only, as on garments, as ornament, or to give extra body
a ruff of hair or feathers around the neck of a dog or bird or a fold of skin around the neck of a reptile or amphibian
(often capital) a variety of domestic fancy pigeon having a ruff of curled feathers on the chest and crop Full name oriental frill
(photog) a wrinkling or loosening of the emulsion at the edges of a negative or print
(often pl) (informal) a superfluous or pretentious thing or manner; affectation: he made a plain speech with no frills
(transitive) to adorn or fit with a frill or frills
to form into a frill or frills
(intransitive) (photog) (of an emulsion) to develop a frill
“mere embellishments,” 1893, often in negative constructions; earlier “affectation of dress or manner” (1845); see 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.
A woman, esp a young woman; frail (1920s+)
[fril-ee] /ˈfrɪl i/ adjective, frillier, frilliest. 1. covered with or marked by : Some of the more elaborate dress shirts have frilly fronts. 2. frivolous; inconsequential: After a day of intense concentration and serious business, they feel like doing something frilly and amusing. adj. 1843, from frill + -y (2). Related: Frilliness.
[free-mer] /friˈmɛr/ noun 1. (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the third month of the year, extending from November 21 to December 20. /frimɛr/ noun 1. the frosty month: the third month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Nov 22 to Dec 21
[frim-uh l] /ˈfrɪm əl/ noun 1. Rudolf, 1881–1972, U.S. composer and pianist, born in Austria-Hungary.
noun, Radio and Television. 1. an area just beyond the outer limits of satisfactory reception, characterized by a weak and possibly unstable signal.