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folderol Line breaks: fol|de¦rol
Pronunciation: /ˈfɒldərɒl/
(also falderal)

Definition of folderol in English:


[mass noun]
1Trivial or nonsensical fuss: all the folderol of the athletic contests and the cheerleaders
More example sentences
  • Anatolians also carry out their tasks with no need for folderol.
  • The upcoming gala Golden Week respite from the daily folderol will put our publishing schedule into a cocked hat yet once again.
  • Stripped of arcane folderol, that's what the Electoral College amounts to.
2 dated A showy but useless item.


Early 18th century: first used as a meaningless refrain in popular songs.

Words that rhyme with folderol

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