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 And the committee wasted little time in working everybody into a froth by ranking defending champion Clemson at No. 5, below similarly undefeated Ohio State, LSU, Alabama and Penn State. Matt Bonesteel, The Denver Post, "Analysis: Don’t worry, Clemson. You’re making the College Football Playoff if you go undefeated.," 6 Nov. 2019 Satisfied all the air was gone - no more froth - Lefrak allowed the heart to fill with blood. oregonlive, "The tragic, redemptive journey of one human heart," 5 Oct. 2019 The latest initial public offering out of China has plenty of froth. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "A Rival to Starbucks in China Brews Up a Frothy IPO," 13 May 2019 The bottle’s front label, done in the style of a vintage comic book, might lead you to wonder if the wine is all froth and no substance; but rest assured that its light-touch packaging houses a skillfully crafted pour. Ellen Bhang, BostonGlobe.com, "Fizzy summer wines offer lighthearted refreshment," 29 July 2019 But a word of warning: This industry is prone to froth. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "CrowdStrike IPO: Investors Are Positively CrowdStruck—Cyber Saturday," 15 June 2019 According to quantum theory, particles are merely bubbles of froth, kicked up by underlying fields. Quanta Magazine, "How Feynman Diagrams Almost Saved Space," 5 July 2016 It’s no housing bubble but the financial system has been creating froth of a different kind. Paul Davidson, USA TODAY, "The economic expansion is poised to be the longest ever. Will it die or get a second wind?," 16 June 2019 Sink into the warmth of the whisky and the froth of the TV. Leila Aboulela, Harper's magazine, "Whisky Lullaby," 10 Jan. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Dilapidated buildings and ruined vehicles frothed on the surface of the black pool, relics from America’s past floating on a sea of decayed matter. Matthew Gault, Time, "Death Stranding Is the Weirdest Game I've Ever Played, and I Loved Every Minute," 1 Nov. 2019 Fiscal conservatives still raged on, frothing over any federal expenditure, especially those that would be diverted to minority communities. Nick Martin, The New Republic, "The Mayors Fighting for a Progressive Vision of the South," 25 Sep. 2019 And no Lobster Savannah, a creamy crustacean frothing forth with scallops, shrimp, Newburg sauce, and cheese, either. Kara Baskin, BostonGlobe.com, "Our vacation was over before it even began," 3 Sep. 2019 Secrets of the Empire is a simple first-person-plural shooting game, a disorienting energy-drink buzz of sensation, and a frothing display of a powerful franchise. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The VOID Is Where Virtual Reality Enters the Dying Meatspace of the Mall," 23 Aug. 2019 The rising arc of the second season is Logan frothing to retain control of his media conglomerate, Waystar Royco, by absorbing another media company into his behemoth. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Second Season of “Succession” Digs Into the Characters’ Self-Loathing," 14 Aug. 2019 Both of my models came with a milk-frothing attachment for cappuccinos and lattes, and as well as hot water attachment. Jeffrey Van Camp, WIRED, "Are Super Automatic Espresso Machines Worth It?," 21 July 2019 John Brancy infused Magnussen with a frothing intensity. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, "Meredith Monk’s “ATLAS” and the L.A. Phil’s Extraordinary Season," 24 June 2019 The controversial idea that our universe is just a random bubble in an endless, frothing multiverse arises logically from nature’s most innocuous-seeming feature: empty space. Quanta Magazine, "Why the Tiny Weight of Empty Space Is Such a Huge Mystery," 12 Mar. 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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The first known use of froth was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

21 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Froth.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frothed. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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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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