frizz

verb (1)
\ ˈfriz How to pronounce frizz (audio) \
frizzed; frizzing; frizzes

Definition of frizz

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

: to form into small tight curls

intransitive verb

of hair : to form a mass of tight curls

frizz

noun

Definition of frizz (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : a tight curl
2 : hair that is tightly curled

frizz

verb (2)
frizzed; frizzing; frizzes

Definition of frizz (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to fry or sear with a sizzling noise

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Synonyms for frizz

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of frizz in a Sentence

Noun She used gel on her hair to control the frizz. a photograph of a 1920s flapper with that trademark frizz on the forehead

First Known Use of frizz

Verb (1)

1660, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

1668, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (2)

1835, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for frizz

Verb (1)

French friser

Verb (2)

alteration of fry entry 1

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“Frizz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frizz. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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frizz

noun

English Language Learners Definition of frizz

: very tightly curled hair

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