\ ˈfrȯ-thē How to pronounce frothy (audio) , -t͟hē How to pronounce frothy (audio) \
frothier; frothiest

Definition of frothy

1 : full of or consisting of froth
2a : gaily frivolous or light in content or treatment : insubstantial a frothy comedy
b : made of light thin material

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Other Words from frothy

frothily \ ˈfrȯ-​thə-​lē How to pronounce frothily (audio) , -​t͟hə-​ \ adverb
frothiness \ ˈfrȯ-​thē-​nəs How to pronounce frothiness (audio) , -​t͟hē-​ \ noun

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Examples of frothy in a Sentence

a frothy dessert made of whipped egg whites and fruit puree a frothy comedy that wouldn't exert the brain of a gnat
Recent Examples on the Web The 2017 Carboniste Brut, to be released this spring, is a complex, frothy, layered wine that recalls white flowers and lemon curd. Esther Mobley,, "Carboniste is a California sparkling wine that doesn’t want to be like Champagne," 18 Dec. 2019 When the egg whites get frothy, increase the speed to high. Washington Post, "The perfect holiday gift: delicious, pantry-friendly nougat," 3 Dec. 2019 Stir in yeast and honey and let sit until frothy, about 10 minutes. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Orange-Thyme Parker House Rolls," 21 Oct. 2019 At that moment, as if on cue, the back door opens and Casey Cizikas enters, delicately carrying three plastic cups full of frothy, banana-y beverage. Alex Prewitt,, "Islanders’ Fourth Line Remains a Commodity in Its Second Act Together," 3 Oct. 2019 Whisk the eggs and milk until frothy, then whisk in the dry ingredients a little at a time until smooth. Los Angeles Times, "Don’t cook ripe figs. Eat them fresh with this easy almond pancake," 21 Sep. 2019 That would be in line with China’s long-term aim of achieving more sustainable, less frothy, growth. The Economist, "To prevent catastrophic global warming, China must hang tough," 19 Sep. 2019 In Front Range cities, the snow certainly didn’t qualify as powder, but thanks to Eldora’s higher elevation, the snow there was light and frothy. John Meyer, The Know, "Eldora urged skiers to turn around after crowds flocked the mountain, filling up the parking lots," 26 Nov. 2019 In recent years, the Central Park case has become the avatar of those finding a frothy foam of wrongful convictions atop the tsunami of mass incarceration that has defined criminal justice in America for the last 40 or so years. Will Bunch,, "‘When They See Us,’ racist Philly cops on Facebook, and the brutal toll of dehumanization | Will Bunch," 4 June 2019

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First Known Use of frothy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Frothy.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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\ ˈfrȯ-thē How to pronounce frothy (audio) , -t͟hē \
frothier; frothiest

Kids Definition of frothy

: full of or made up of small bubbles frothy waves

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