Flounce

Definition of Flounce

Pronunciation: flounst
v. i.1.To throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to spring, turn, or twist with sudden effort or violence; to struggle, as a horse in mire; to flounder; to throw one's self with a jerk or spasm, often as in displeasure.
[imp. & p. p. Flounced (flounst); p. pr. & vb. n. Flouncing .]
To flutter and flounce will do nothing but batter and bruise us.
- Barrow.
With his broad fins and forky tail he laves
The rising sirge, and flounces in the waves.
- Addison.
n.1.The act of floucing; a sudden, jerking motion of the body.
1.An ornamental appendage to the skirt of a woman's dress, consisting of a strip gathered and sewed on by its upper edge around the skirt, and left hanging.
v. t.1.To deck with a flounce or flounces; as, to flounce a petticoat or a frock.

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