froth

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

foam, head, lather, spume, suds, surf

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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

Here, the froth of arms, legs and tubby torsos belongs to a doll-size version of BFF, one of KAWS’s cartoonlike characters; other pieces in the collection feature his take on Snoopy. Sarah Medford, WSJ, "A Furniture Collaboration That’s Irresistible," 4 Dec. 2018 October 2018’s love language whips and froths our deepest desires into a delicious foam. Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Monthly Lovescopes October 2018," 3 Oct. 2018 Yet skeptics basking in bitcoinfreude shouldn’t forget that early froth doesn’t necessarily mean an asset is flawed. Spencer Jakab, WSJ, "Bitcoin Wasn’t a Bubble Until It Was," 14 Dec. 2018 For the meringue beat the white of the eggs to a stuff froth, add two tablespoonfuls of powdered sugar, flavor slightly with vanilla and spread over the top of the pie. Marley Marius, Vogue, "7 Alternative Thanksgiving Desserts from the Vogue Archive," 16 Nov. 2018 The froth has blown off tech stocks, the U.S. economy has yet to show any signs of trouble, and there has been a correction in the S&P. James Mackintosh, WSJ, "How Worried Should You Be About a Stock-Market Selloff?," 23 Nov. 2018 On North Carolina's Outer Banks, water flowed through streets and between beachfront homes, and some of the few people still left in Nags Head took photos of angry waves topped with white froth. Fox News, "Hurricane Florence’s powerful winds and rain begin lashing Carolina coast as residents urged to evacuate," 13 Sep. 2018 But there have been other signs of froth that are reminiscent of the precrisis heyday of LBOs. Ryan Tracy, WSJ, "Risky Deals Return to Leveraged-Buyout Market," 24 Oct. 2018 The whole movie is just a cup of sweet, empty froth, flecked liberally with fake blood. Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "In You Might Be the Killer, a Twitter thread expands into a horror-comedy — barely," 5 Oct. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The squash is picked from fields of frothing cosmos; the honey is harvested from bees fed on marigolds; the yak meat is bought from farmers and stirred into warming noodle broths. Sophy Roberts, Condé Nast Traveler, "On Your Next Trip to Nepal, Rent the House Sir Edmund Hillary Loved," 20 Dec. 2018 With the news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is splitting from his wife of 25 years, MacKenzie, folks are frothing at the mouth considering how the divorce may affect his finances. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Has An Insane Real Estate Portfolio," 12 Jan. 2019 Then make little balls of the mixture, add them to a hot pan of frothing butter, and give them a push with a spatula to flatten them a bit. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "How to: Thanksgiving Leftover Tips from Culinary Stars," 16 Nov. 2015 Pour into espresso cups and enjoy with sugar, a lemon peel, frothed milk, or as is. Ryan D'agostino, Popular Mechanics, "The O.G. Stovetop Espresso Maker Is Still the Best," 5 Nov. 2018 The Flyers will put it all together in one of the games at a frothing Wells Fargo Center, at which point, message sent, the two-time defending champs will find a way to stabilize the ship. Si.com Staff, SI.com, "2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: SI Staffers Make Postseason Predictions," 11 Apr. 2018 Try Costanera’s classic Pisco Sour ($12), gently frothed and sprinkled with cinnamon, or the chicha version ($13), colored by sweet purple corn juice. Jeanne Cooper, SFChronicle.com, "Where to watch the sunset with a cocktail around Half Moon Bay," 11 July 2018 Starbucks first introduced its cold foam back in April, describing the drink topper as nonfat milk frothed in a special blender until smooth. Andrea Park, Teen Vogue, "Starbucks Unveils New Salted Cream Cold Foam Cold Brew and Iced Vanilla Bean Coconutmilk Latte," 9 July 2018 Witnesses told British media outlets that, before losing consciousness, Rowley and Sturgess were frothing at the mouth, hallucinating, and incoherent. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Second Novichok poisoning in Britain raises alarm, questions over contamination," 5 July 2018

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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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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 froths (audio) , ˈfrȯt͟hz How to pronounce froths (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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