Examples of frippery in a Sentence
The design is simple and devoid of needless frippery.
dressed in their most elegant frippery for the big gala at the symphony
Recent Examples of frippery from the Web
The series lacks the elaborate fripperies that made FX’s Legion such a challenging watch and also eschews the endless throat-clearing that characterizes some of the Marvel series on Netflix.
The comeback has occurred in Pilsen, far from the high-rent frippery of the West Loop.
Gene Emerson Friedman’s set offers the facade of a palace with plenty of doors for entries and exits; Mary Traylor’s costumes range from Restoration-era frippery to Georgian formality, but somehow everything works in unison.
Erwin Wurm, who often bewilders audiences with sculptural distortions and weird mash-ups, here squeezes viewers’ faces in a tall, slit-like mirror ornamented in stiff, Venetian frippery.
All Felicia’s fab frippery and damn-the-torpedoes repartee puts the armor in glamour.
Craig has a rugged charm and piercingly intelligent eyes, but isn’t prone to frippery.
Her job is to buy or borrow dresses, leather pants, and essential fripperies for a celebrity named Kyra (Nora von Waldstätten), whose purpose in life, other than to be seen carrying two-thousand-dollar handbags, is never quite defined.
Yes, there's the occasional hat or edgy shoe, but Sednaoui forgoes over-the-top frippery.
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Origin and Etymology of frippery
First Known Use: 1568See Words from the same year
FRIPPERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frippery for English Language Learners
: something that is not necessary or not serious
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