frill

Definition of frill

Pronunciation: frĭl
v. i.1.To shake or shiver as with cold; as, the hawk frills.
[imp. & p. p. frilled (frĭld); p. pr. & vb. n. frilling.]
2.(Photog.) To wrinkle; - said of the gelatin film.
v. t.1.To provide or decorate with a frill or frills; to turn back. in crimped plaits; as, to frill a cap.
n.1.(Zool.) A ruffing of a bird's feathers from cold.
2.A border or edging secured at one edge and left free at the other, usually fluted or crimped like a very narrow flounce.
3.Something superfluous, such as an ornament, or an additional function on a device or in a system not essential to the basic operation. - Commonly used in the phrase no frills, used adjectively to indicate a fully functional but economical device or service; as, an economical no-frills airline.

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