frill

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frill (plural frills)

  1. A strip of pleated material used as decoration or trim; a ruffle.
  2. (photography) A wrinkled edge to a film.
  3. A luxury.
  4. Something extraneous added for effect.

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frill (third-person singular simple present frills, present participle frilling, simple past and past participle frilled)

  1. To make something into a frill.
  2. To become wrinkled.
  3. To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back in crimped plaits.
    to frill a cap
  4. To shake or shiver as with cold.
    The hawk frills.
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