There are 2 definitions of flounce in English:

flounce1

Syllabification: flounce
Pronunciation: /flouns
 
/

verb

[no object]
  • 1Go or move in an exaggeratedly impatient or angry manner: he stood up in a fury and flounced out
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    • As the others flounced and stamped their way through the jungle, Blackburn's equable temper won through.
    • I didn't know what last time was, but it had to have been bad because Kara's face colored and she seemed at a loss for words, picking to flounce off in a fury instead.
    • Making an angry noise, she turned and flounced out to the carriage.
    Synonyms
    storm, stride angrily, sweep, stomp, stamp, march, strut
  • 1.1Move with exaggerated motions: she flounced around, playing the tart and flirting
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    • She flounced her way over to him and smiled a petit little winning smile.
    • She flounced her way back to the head of the group, joining with Polina in a conversation of some sort.
    • The ever-charming Lorraine Jarrod flounced into my office in her best accusatory manner and informed me that Alex was in jail.

noun

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  • An exaggerated action, typically intended to express one’s annoyance or impatience: she left the room with a flounce
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    • Seryna's distaste, while initially borne from Visbec's flounce and flirtatious mannerisms, had grown with an infatuation for Naoise.

Origin

mid 16th century: perhaps of Scandinavian origin and related to Norwegian flunsa 'hurry', or perhaps symbolic, like bounce or pounce.

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There are 2 definitions of flounce in English:

flounce2

Syllabification: flounce
Pronunciation: /
 
flouns/

noun

  • A wide ornamental strip of material gathered and sewn to a piece of fabric, typically on a skirt or dress; a frill.
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    • Miss Howitt's dress was in the height of fashion; blue silk spencer over a white round dress with several flounces at the hem, complemented by a yellow paisley shawl draped over her shoulders.
    • Ruffle necklines are big too, as well as fluted sleeves, hem flounces and ruched side panels.
    • While Tisci focused on black and oyster, Lacroix used a vast array of colors and along with the rich details of beads, laces, corsets, flounces and satin.
    Synonyms

verb

(as adjective flounced) Back to top  
  • Trimmed with a flounce or flounces: a flounced skirt
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    • Women's attire consists of solid-colored or polka-dot dresses with tightly fitted bodices and flounced skirts and sleeves.
    • Try dressing your room with wicker baskets, and look for flounced or ruffled curtains, tablecloths and bedding.
    • The Zebra's stripes are revealed by pulling strips from a white flounced dress.

Derivatives

flouncy

Pronunciation: /ˈflounsē/
adjective
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  • The designers decided that the new trend was ‘High Femininity’: girly, pretty, flouncy and frilly clothes.
  • This season, the designer has added even more romantic details such as layers, mixes of textures, floral patterns, slinky fabrics, and turns out a surprising array of flouncy skirts, skinny jeans and flippy dresses.
  • Rag trade insiders say designs will go retro once more, taking their inspiration from the 1970s and the New Romantics of the 1980s, with frills and flouncy, folk-inspired long skirts.

Origin

early 18th century: from an alteration of obsolete frounce 'a fold or pleat', from Old French fronce, of Germanic origin; related to ruck2.

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