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British English: /fraʊn/
American English: /fraʊn/

Translation of frown in French:


  • froncement (m) de sourcils
    a worried frown
    un froncement de sourcils inquiet
    to reply/say with a frown
    répondre/dire en fronçant les sourcils

intransitive verb

  • to frown at somebody
    regarder quelqu'un en fronçant les sourcils
    he frowned at the bad news/interruption
    la mauvaise nouvelle/l'interruption lui a fait froncer les sourcils

Phrasal verbs

frown on

frown upon
frown on ou upon [something]
(behaviour, activity, attitude)
to be frowned upon
(behaviour, dress)

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