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froth

noun \ ˈfrȯth \
Updated on: 23 May 2018

Definition of froth

plural froths play \ˈfrȯths, ˈfrȯt͟hz\
1 a : 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)

Examples of froth in a Sentence

  1. news shows full of froth

  2. froth on the ocean waves

Recent Examples of froth from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of froth

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

froth Synonyms

Synonyms

foam, head, lather, spume, suds, surf;

Related Words

mousse;

mist, spindrift, spray;

scum;


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froth

verb \ ˈfrȯth , ˈfrȯt͟h \

Definition of froth

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

Examples of froth in a Sentence

  1. The water frothed as the waves broke along the shore.

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First Known Use of froth

14th century

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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FROTH Defined for English Language Learners

froth

Definition of froth for English Language Learners

  • : bubbles that form in or on a liquid

  • : something that is appealing but that has no serious value or interest


froth

Definition of froth for English Language Learners

  • : to produce or form froth


FROTH Defined for Kids

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froth

noun \ ˈfrȯth \

Definition of froth for Students

: bubbles formed in or on liquids

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froth

verb

Definition of froth for Students

frothed; frothing
: to produce or form bubbles in or on a liquid

Medical Dictionary

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froth

noun \ ˈfrȯth \

medical Definition of froth

plural froths play \ˈfrȯths, ˈfrȯt͟hz\
: a foamy slaver sometimes accompanying disease or exhaustion

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froth

transitive verb \ ˈfrȯth , ˈfrȯt͟h \

medical Definition of froth

: to foam at the mouth


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