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American English: /ˈfɑli/
British English: /ˈfɒli/

Translation of folly in Spanish:

noun plural follies

  • 1 uncountable and countable (foolishness, recklessness) it was sheer folly
    fue una auténtica locura
    an act of reckless folly
    una temeridad absurda
    the follies of her youth
    las locuras or insensateces de su juventud
    Example sentences
    • This is sheer folly and reveals a lack of understanding of the power of saving regularly from an early age.
    • There is no future in trying to find a middle road between folly and common sense.
    • With a minute left, and the score 2-2, Phil Neville committed an act of folly in the penalty box and Ganea scored from the spot.
  • 2 (British) (Architecture)
    Example sentences
    • The monument to the seventh Earl continued the tradition of follies and garden buildings begun in the 18th century.
    • Known as the Temple de l' Amour, the folly is now the client's summer residence.
    • Ruins themselves are reminiscent of purpose-built folly gardens of the eighteenth century.
  • 3
    also: follies plural
    Example sentences
    • Her sister Doris had been employed to rehearse a group of dancing girls for a road show of the Follies for producer Ned Wayburn.
    • ‘I'm one of the lucky ones,’ she says of performing in the Follies.
    • The women, now much older, reminisce, rekindle old friendships, open old wounds, and perform some of their Follies numbers.
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