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frivol Syllabification: friv·ol
Pronunciation: /ˈfrivəl/

Definition of frivol in English:

verb (frivols, frivoling, frivoled ; British frivols, frivolling, frivolled)

[no object]
Behave in a frivolous way.
Example sentences
  • If they had thought the ship was going down, they would not have frivoled as they did about it.

Origin

Mid 19th century: back-formation from frivolous.

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