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frilling

[ fril-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF frilling

Synonyms for frilling

  • adorn
  • bedeck
  • brighten
  • deck
  • do up
  • dress up
  • festoon
  • fix up
  • grace
  • illuminate
  • paint
  • renovate
  • spruce up
  • trim
  • bedizen
  • burnish
  • color
  • enhance
  • enrich
  • finish
  • furbish
  • garnish
  • gild
  • idealize
  • ornament
  • perfect
  • prank
  • add finishing touches
  • dress out
  • frill
  • gussy up
  • jazz up
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Antonyms for frilling

  • darken
  • dull
  • hurt
  • ruin
  • uglify
  • decrease
  • reduce
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FRILLING

The orange of the enormous lip and the frilling specially fine.

A tie-pin or stud was also seen in the centre of the stock or frilling.

This is called "frilling," and occurs when the developer is too warm.

She covered her chairs with Turkey-red cotton, frilling them round the seats.

She gave these answers, with her attention apparently absorbed in folding and refolding the frilling on her nightgown.

Her fingers dropped from the frilling of her nightgown, and her fierce black eyes flashed at me.

Her fingers went back to the frilling, and she turned her head sullenly away from me.

The front is trimmed with fullings of satin, attached to which, and frilling back, is a row of pointed lace.

Although the methods just described will check the frilling, they will not remove its effects.

This removed the necessity of dialysing, and helped to lessen the evils of decomposition and “frilling.”

WORD ORIGIN

"wavy ornamental edging," 1801 (with a doubtful attestation from 1590s), of uncertain origin despite much speculation [see OED]; figurative sense of "useless ornament" first recorded 1893. The verb meaning "to furnish with a frill" is recorded in 1570s. Related: Frilled.