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frillnoun

uk   us   /frɪl/
[C] a ​long, ​narrowstrip 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, ​narrowstrip of ​foldedcloth 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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