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Frill vs. Ruffle

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  • Frill (noun)

    A strip of pleated fabric or paper used as decoration or trim.

    "flounce|furbelow|ruffle"

  • Frill (noun)

    A substance or material on the edge of something, resembling such a strip of fabric.

  • Frill (noun)

    A wrinkled edge to a film.

  • Frill (noun)

    Something extraneous or not essential; something purely for show or effect; a luxury.

  • Frill (noun)

    The relatively extensive cartilaginous one.

    "neck frill"

  • Frill (verb)

    To make into a frill.

  • Frill (verb)

    To become wrinkled.

  • Frill (verb)

    To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back in crimped plaits.

  • Frill (verb)

    To shake or shiver as with cold (with reference to a hawk).

  • Frill (verb)

    To cry (with reference to a bird of prey).

  • Ruffle (noun)

    Any gathered or curled strip of fabric added as trim or decoration.

    "She loved the dress with the lace ruffle at the hem."

  • Ruffle (noun)

    Disturbance; agitation; commotion.

    "to put the mind in a ruffle"

  • Ruffle (noun)

    A low, vibrating beat of a drum, quieter than a roll; a ruff.

  • Ruffle (noun)

    The connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur''.

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.

    "Ruffle the end of the cuff."

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To disturb; especially, to cause to flutter.

    "The wind ruffled the papers."

    "Her sudden volley of insults ruffled his composure."

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent.

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter.

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger.

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle.

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To erect in a ruff, as feathers.

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum.

  • Ruffle (verb)

    To throw together in a disorderly manner.

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