friv·​ol | \ ˈfri-vᵊl How to pronounce frivol (audio) \
frivoled or frivolled; frivoling or frivolling\ ˈfri-​vᵊl-​iŋ How to pronounce frivolling (audio) , -​və-​liŋ \

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Other Words from frivol

frivoler or frivoller \ ˈfri-​və-​lər How to pronounce frivoller (audio) \ noun

Examples of frivol in a Sentence

my friends warned me not to frivol with that guy, as he was likely to take me seriously

First Known Use of frivol

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for frivol

back-formation from frivolous

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The first known use of frivol was in 1866

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“Frivol.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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a period of high artistic development

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