Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “frill”

frill

noun uk   /frɪl/ us  
[C] a long, narrow strip of cloth with folds along one side that is sewn along the edge of a piece of clothing or material for decoration: You could always sew a frill or two around the bottom of the skirt if you think it's too plain. frills [plural] informal extra things that are added to something to make it more pleasant or more attractive, but that are not necessary: a cheap, no frills airline
(Definition of frill from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of frill?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Things added or attached to other things, but you might be interested in these topics from the Cutting and joining topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “frill” in other dictionaries

SMART Thesaurus: Things added or attached to other things

“frill”: synonyms and related words:

You can also find related words, phrases, and synonyms in the topics:

Word of the Day

first:

(a person or thing) coming before all others in order, time, amount, quality, or importance

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More