how to pronounce frill


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frill is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of frill


  1. A wrinkled edge to a film.
  2. The relatively extensive margin seen on the back of the heads of reptiles, with either a bony support or a cartilaginous one.
  3. A substance or material on the edge of something, resembling such a strip of fabric.
  4. Something extraneous or not essential; something purely for show or effect; a luxury.
  5. A strip of pleated fabric or paper used as decoration or trim.


  1. To shake or shiver as with cold (with reference to a hawk).
  2. To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back in crimped plaits.
  3. To make into a frill.
  4. To cry (with reference to a bird of prey).
  5. To become wrinkled.

frill frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word frill occurs in english on average 0.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics frill can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that frill can be often used in the following areas:

1) business and work;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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