froth

noun
\ ˈfrȯth How to pronounce froth (audio) \
plural froths\ ˈfrȯths How to pronounce froth (audio) , ˈfrȯt͟hz \

Definition of froth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : bubbles formed in or on a liquid : foam
b : a foamy slaver sometimes accompanying disease or exhaustion
2 : something resembling froth (as in being unsubstantial, worthless, or light and airy)

froth

verb
\ ˈfrȯth How to pronounce froth (audio) , ˈfrȯt͟h How to pronounce froth (audio) \
frothed; frothing; froths

Definition of froth (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to foam at the mouth
2 : to throw froth out or up
3 : to become covered with or as if with froth whole groves froth with nodding blossoms— Amy Lovejoy

transitive verb

1 : to cause to foam
2 : to cover with froth
3 : vent, voice

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Synonyms for froth

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of froth in a Sentence

Noun news shows full of froth froth on the ocean waves Verb The water frothed as the waves broke along the shore.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The beauty award goes to Coast to Coast: gin, grappa and lemon juice tinted with fresh basil and sporting a light froth of egg white. Washington Post, "If you think fine dining is on pause, Imperfecto would beg to differ," 7 May 2021 Whenever speculative froth returns in the form of low interest rates and a heady bull market, SPACs become very popular. James Berman, Forbes, "If This Deli Isn’t A Sign Of A Bubble, What Is?," 6 May 2021 Anyone grappling with pandemic fatigue — which is to say, most of us? — will relish some fun and froth at this point, and Younger offers plenty. Jen Chaney, Vulture, "Younger Goes Full Rom-Com in Its Farewell Season," 15 Apr. 2021 Put simply, less froth will make the entire sector more approachable and understandable for policymakers and new entrants alike. Sean Stein Smith, Forbes, "Crypto Price Consolidation Is Good News For Crypto Development," 28 Apr. 2021 The danger is that the excess so obvious in dogecoin has spread beyond the story stocks into mainstream investments, and that when eventually the froth is blown away, the rest of the market cools suddenly. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "Dogecoin Is a Joke, but It’s No Laughing Matter," 22 Apr. 2021 Use 2% milk or whole milk if a creamier froth is desired when making a latte or other coffee drinks. Cassidy Olsen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make Espresso at Home," 1 Apr. 2021 This sleek pitcher-style milk frother uses induction heating technology to make froth that ranges from silky smooth to airy and bubbly. Lizzy Briskin, chicagotribune.com, "Best kitchen essentials 2021," 14 Apr. 2021 It is designed with an induction heating system that is meant to give you quick and consistent froth. Rebecca Rodriguez, NBC News, "How the Breville Milk Café frother elevated my coffee game," 13 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Instead, there's an entire media apparatus and political party lying pretty much all the time in order to froth up anger and reaction -- and to cement some bizarre idea that gorging on red meat is foundational to being a Real American. Jill Filipovic, CNN, "Joe Biden isn't going to take away your burgers," 28 Apr. 2021 Once butter is melted, help dissolve the salt by whisking and froth up the butter in the water. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, "This creamy pasta adds a whole chopped Meyer lemon for a burst of spring," 16 Apr. 2021 In a cocktail shaker, shake first 6 ingredients to froth egg white. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "Rose Recipes for the Prettiest Cakes and Cocktails," 3 Sep. 2020 Steamed skim milk is foamier — for beginners, skim milk is easier to froth since bubbles form easily and stay stiff. Myo Quinn, Good Housekeeping, "How to Make a Classic Latte at Home," 22 June 2020 Like someone possessed, the cadet reacted with a rant, frothing at the mouth, sending for his sword and preparing to behead the kneeling prisoner who had given such offense. David Pryce-jones, National Review, "John Stewart: Photographer and Prisoner of War," 29 Apr. 2020 Cappuccinos are traditionally four ounces and contain equal volumes of espresso and steamed milk, frothed to a bone-dry, airy state, and sometimes topped with a sprinkle of cinnamon. Alex Erdekian, Condé Nast Traveler, "What You Need to Make 15 of the Best Coffee Drinks from Around the World," 16 Apr. 2020 After all, frothing milk is quite simple (the only ingredient required is the milk itself). Zoe Denenberg, Southern Living, "How to Froth Milk at Home, The Southern Way," 14 Apr. 2020 Heat the skillet over medium heat, swirling the butter and oil, until the butter melts and stops frothing. Los Angeles Times, "How to Boil Water: Chicken cutlets," 31 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of froth

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

History and Etymology for froth

Noun

Middle English, from Old Norse frotha; akin to Old English āfrēothan to froth

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The first known use of froth was in the 14th century

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13 May 2021

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“Froth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/froth. Accessed 13 May. 2021.

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More Definitions for froth

froth

noun

English Language Learners Definition of froth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: bubbles that form in or on a liquid
: something that is appealing but that has no serious value or interest

froth

verb

English Language Learners Definition of froth (Entry 2 of 2)

: to produce or form froth

froth

noun
\ ˈfrȯth How to pronounce froth (audio) \

Kids Definition of froth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: bubbles formed in or on liquids

froth

verb
frothed; frothing

Kids Definition of froth (Entry 2 of 2)

: to produce or form bubbles in or on a liquid

froth

noun
\ ˈfrȯth How to pronounce froth (audio) \
plural froths\ ˈfrȯths How to pronounce froth (audio) , ˈfrȯt͟hz How to pronounce froth (audio) \

Medical Definition of froth

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a foamy slaver sometimes accompanying disease or exhaustion
\ ˈfrȯth How to pronounce froth (audio) , ˈfrȯt͟h How to pronounce froth (audio) \

Medical Definition of froth (Entry 2 of 2)

: to foam at the mouth

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