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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Over those 14 years, the market showed few signs of froth. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 17 July 2022 Manual frothers are great for the barista who likes to control their foam, watching as their own handiwork creates just the right amount of froth. Alyssa Brascia, PEOPLE.com, 21 July 2022 These insanely strong magnetic fields also affect the vacuum of space-time and the quantum foam, the seething froth of particles that constantly appear and disappear at subatomic scales. Paul Sutter, Ars Technica, 17 June 2022 English royalty’s always good for froth and frisson. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 24 Mar. 2022 The market may be ignoring risks and signs of froth and excess. Paul R. La Monica, CNN, 9 Nov. 2021 But boy, can this design send a gearhead into a froth. Jon Gugala, Outside Online, 18 May 2015 The song list whips the audience into a Pavlovian froth. Los Angeles Times, 8 July 2022 In the meantime, corrections can even be beneficial for the tech sector, both by ensuring more financially viable companies end up going public and by eliminating some of the froth and excess in the market. Catherine Thorbecke, CNN, 9 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Shake vigorously for 20 seconds to froth the egg whites. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 3 Aug. 2022 The recipe above shares her tips on how to properly use a steaming wand to froth milk. Sarah Wharton, Good Housekeeping, 11 July 2022 The shop also has a coffee traveler serving 12 people ($17), gift baskets ($25-$35), and DIY barista kits ($65) that include equipment to make espresso and froth milk, coffee and syrups. Dahlia Ghabour, The Courier-Journal, 1 June 2022 Add the butter, which should froth and sizzle immediately—if not, return the spoon to the coals. Aleta Burchyski, Outside Online, 22 June 2020 But Gil-Ordóñez worked hard to froth the ensemble up around Taylor’s unruly column of sound. Washington Post, 21 Apr. 2022 Men who don’t like their face washes to foam and froth all over the place will appreciate this product’s more subdued lather. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 7 Apr. 2022 But life has adapted to survive in this hostile environment, where boiling temperatures can cause the water to froth. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 5 Feb. 2022 That simply will not be the case next year, when Trump—barring some kind of health emergency—will be crisscrossing the country to froth up his base. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 8 Nov. 2021 See More

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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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More Definitions for 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

froth

transitive verb
\ 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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