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

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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 Videos and photos from the area showed dozens of people, including women and children, lying unconscious in the streets, arms open wide with white froth trailing from their mouths. Omer Farooq, Anchorage Daily News, "Chemical plant leak in southern India kills at least 11 and sickens hundreds," 7 May 2020 There's just too little wit here amid all the cutesy misunderstandings and farcical mayhem to make Love Wedding Repeat anything but tedious froth. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Love Wedding Repeat': Film Review," 10 Apr. 2020 Will marijuana smoke become as common as beer froth? Chris Quinn, Editor, cleveland, "No more visits at the Cuyahoga County jail - That makes sense? Will the coronavirus scare eventually make us healthier – Bonus episode of This Week in the CLE," 7 Mar. 2020 As froth subsides and butter takes on a nutty brown color and aroma, after about 3 minutes, remove it from heat. Kara Newman, WSJ, "Hotter Toddies: Smart Tweaks to a Classic Cocktail," 4 Feb. 2020 That’s not to say that all of this year’s offerings will be froth-free. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Why 2020 is shaping up to be a strong year for IPOs," 28 Jan. 2020 To make the buttercream: Whisk together the egg whites and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer until just beginning to froth. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Recipe: Park Tavern’s Coconut Cake," 3 Mar. 2020 Skim froth, reduce heat and let simmer about 40 minutes or until peas are almost tender. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, "Kick off a new year with coconut black-eyed peas," 26 Dec. 2019 And maybe the story should have stirred up that froth of conflict and attention. Robinson Meyer, The Atlantic, "Why Twitter Is Messy, Glitched, and in Love With Drama," 17 Jan. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 The activity itself is vanilla but vigorous, like a frothing milkshake. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "The Alluring Promises of “The Burnt Orange Heresy” and “The Whistlers”," 28 Feb. 2020 Apple iPhone Most people froth over the latest iPhone, but collectors are already pursuing older models: a used 4GB iPhone with the original box recently sold on eBay for more than $1,000. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "Check the attic! These 8 old tech items could be worth a lot of money," 13 Feb. 2020 As city politicians frothed over Nuru on Thursday, the Public Works director stood in the foyer of his lime green home on the other side of town. Rachel Swan, SFChronicle.com, "After praising Mohammed Nuru for years, city officials now critical or silent," 1 Feb. 2020 All of this happened against a backdrop of frothing rage with the oligarchs for hogging all of the country’s wealth, as Putin turned the TV networks into his bullhorn. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Sickening Power of Putin," 15 Jan. 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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22 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Froth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/froth. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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More Definitions for froth

froth

noun
How to pronounce froth (audio)

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
How to pronounce froth (audio) How to pronounce froth (audio)

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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