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frillnoun

uk   /frɪl/  us   /frɪl/
[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 Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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frillnoun [C]

 us   /frɪl/
  • frill noun [C] (DECORATION)

a long, narrow strip of folded cloth that is sewn along the edge of a piece of clothing or material for decoration
  • frill noun [C] (ADDITIONAL ITEM)

something additional that is not necessary: The frills on that car are nice, but except for air-conditioning, I don’t want them.
(Definition of frill from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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