- 1.1 countable/numerable (frill) volante (masculine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) volado (masculine) or (Chile) vuelo (masculine)More example sentences1.2 (ripple) (no plural/sin plural) the breeze caused a slight ruffle on the smooth waters la brisa agitó or [literary/literario] rizó levemente las aguas tranquilas
- The garment is often trimmed with lace, ruffles, bows and ribbons, optionally with spaghetti straps.
- Scalloped edges, lace and ruffles infuse the clothes with motion and make for an exciting silhouette.
- He wore pitch-black pants and a black shirt with understated ruffles at the neck and sleeves.
- 1.1 (disturb, mess) [hair] alborotar, despeinar; [feathers] erizar*; [clothes] arrugar*; [water] agitar, rizar* [literary/literario]More example sentences
More example sentences1.2 (irritate, upset) [person] alterar, contrariar to ruffle sb's pride herir* el orgullo de algn
- He grinned contentedly as he ruffled my already tangled hair.
- In the end, Lady Eleanor settled for a tender, parting kiss on each boy's forehead, affectionately ruffling his hair as she did so.
- There was a static snap as the television turned on and Reid walked back, ruffling my hair affectionately as he swept past me and into the next room.
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- As when a breeze ruffles the surface of a reflecting pool, ripples ran rapidly across her vision, momentarily distorting the figures.
- A strong breeze ruffles the surface of the lake.
- A light onshore breeze ruffled the surface of the bay, a few feet away I watched a turkey buzzard or vulture fly by.
- I was ruffled and quickly reacted by sending up the windows.
- I was briefly ruffled, because few things are held as closely and protectively as one's musical preferences.
- Yet she has never allowed petty jealousies to ruffle her.