frou-frou

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French frou-frou.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈfɹuːfɹuː/
  • Hyphenation: frou‧frou
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

frou-frou (comparative more frou-frou, superlative most frou-frou)

  1. Heavily ornamental; overly elaborate, particularly as regards clothing.
    They ate in a frou-frou restaurant at the top of a skyscraper.
    Synonyms: frilly, fancy

Noun[edit]

frou-frou (plural frou-frous)

  1. A rustling sound, as of silk fabric.

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

frou-frou m (plural frous-frous)

  1. a frou-frou; a rustling sound, as of silk fabric

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: frou-frou
  • Portuguese: frufru

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