Definition of Follies

1. Noun. A revue with elaborate costuming.

Generic synonyms: Review, Revue
Specialized synonyms: Ziegfeld Follies

Definition of Follies

1. Noun. (plural of folly) ¹

2. Noun. A lavishly-produced theatrical revue characterized by major stars, huge casts, and opulent costumes and scenery. ¹

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Definition of Follies

1. folly [n] - See also: folly

Lexicographical Neighbors of Follies

folliculitis decalvans
folliculitis keloidalis
folliculitis nares perforans
folliculitis ulerythematosa reticulata
folliculus lymphaticus
folliculus ovaricus primarius
folliculus ovaricus vesiculosus
folliculus pili
follies (current term)
follow-up studies
follow-up study

Literary usage of Follies

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1849)
"follies of a Day & The April Fool 180 6 0 Tickets to 85 9 0 Eg. 2286, f.121. ... Misers 148 11 6 follies of a Day & Love in a Village 94 12 0 Eg. 2292, ..."

2. A Complete Word and Phrase Concordance to the Poems and Songs of Robert by J. B. Reid (1889)
"To feel the follies or the crimes, Of others, or my owii ! . . Despondency^ an Ode.5. ... Ib. Alternate follies take the sway ; Man was made to Mourn. ..."

3. The Confessions of S. Augustine: Book I-X. by Augustine (1886)
"And what gained I by scoffing at them, but to be scoffed at by Thee, being insensibly and step by step drawn on to such follies, as to believe that a fig ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"The philosophic emperor dissembled his follies, lamented his early death, and cast a decent veil over his memory. Titus Antoninus Pius has been justly ..."

5. The Iliad of Homer by Homer (1796)
"... years of youth that are generally loft in a circle of follies, after a manner neither wholly ..."

6. Curiosities of Literature by Isaac Disraeli (1893)
"THE SIX follies OF SCIENCE. through every medium, but may be discontinuous Without a medium. The velocity of the motion of an angel is not according to the ..."

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