Definition of Frilly

1. Adjective. Having decorative ruffles or frills.

Exact synonyms: Frilled, Ruffled
Similar to: Adorned, Decorated
Derivative terms: Frill

Definition of Frilly

1. Adjective. Having frills; frilled. ¹

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Definition of Frilly

1. having frills [adj FRILLIER, FRILLIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Frilly

frilled lizard
frilled lizards
frilled shark
frilly (current term)
fringe-toed lizard
fringe benefit
fringe benefits
fringe bush
fringe cups
fringe group
fringe groups
fringe tree
fringed gecko
fringed gentian

Literary usage of Frilly

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1. The United Service Magazine by Arthur William Alsager Pollock (1867)
"Capital," says frilly and Billy. And away the trio proceed to Scoop, who simple man, readily gives Bricky Assiter an IOU for 100 rupees, which sends that ..."

2. Kate Greenaway by Marion Harry Spielmann, George Somes Layard (1905)
"... infants' school—an old lady with a large frilly cap, a frilly muslin dress, a scarf over her shoulders, and a long apron. Here she learned her letters ..."

3. Contemporary One-act Plays of 1921. (American) by Frank Shay (1922)
"Look at a'l that frilly lace on the shoulders! It means that the gown lasts half as long. ... (Harlequin has another frilly garment in his hand. ..."

4. The History of Sir Richard Calmady: A Romance by Lucas Malet (1901)
"I like you in that frilly, white dressing- gown thing. Don't be afraid, I'm not going to be a brute and grumble. You're much too good to me, and I know I am ..."

5. Wesleyan Juvenile Offering: A Miscellany of Missionary Information for Young by Wesleyan Methodist Missionary Society (1858)
"There are lions, too, who sometimes attack travellers, and kill them. frilly I am so glad we are not going to travel in that country. ..."

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