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frill

Pronunciation: /frɪl/

Translation of frill in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of fabric) volante (masculine) or (River Plate area/Río de la Plata) volado (masculine) or (Mexico/México) olán (masculine) or (Chile) vuelo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • It was pink, with frills around the collar and bottom hem.
    • The sleeves of the shirt were, thanks to Allicia, immaculately black, the frills of the cuffs ruffled lightly.
    • There were tucks and folds and frills and bows and lace and rhinestones and embroidery and ribbons all over it.
    1.2 (of paper) fleco (masculine)
  • 2 [colloquial/familiar] 2.1 (pretension) floritura (feminine) a ceremony with no frills una ceremonia sencilla 2.2 (refinement) detalle (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • In an article last October, I described how my wife and I planned to chop around £800 a month from our expenses by cutting back on unnecessary luxuries, frills and trimmings.
    • It's as nice a defensive pistol as you can buy, with every feature needed and no unnecessary frills.
    • ‘Our clients are paying for our services, not the extra frills of working from the glassy palaces of Covent Garden,’ he said.

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