Definition of folderol in English:


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


[mass noun]
  • 1Trivial or nonsensical fuss: all the folderol of the athletic contests and the cheerleaders
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    • 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.

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