\ 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

Other Words from frothy

frothily \ ˈfrȯ-​thə-​lē How to pronounce frothy (audio) , -​t͟hə-​ \ adverb
frothiness \ ˈfrȯ-​thē-​nəs How to pronounce frothy (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 easiest way to deal with a frothy market is to have a strategy in place that anticipates the unpredictability of ups and downs. Cyrus Purnell, Forbes, 25 July 2022 And while the market for M&A over the past 2 years has been frothy (despite the pandemic), Chapek’s Disney hasn’t done any major dealmaking, preferring to invest in-house at its parks and streaming services first. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 July 2022 Many famous musicians have cashed in on a frothy market for song catalogs in recent years, capitalizing on interest from both music companies and financial firms., 23 June 2022 In fact, the hot chocolate got so frothy that our tester compared it to a milkshake. Alyssa Brascia,, 21 July 2022 In her younger years, her frothy blond mane was bobbed, and her forelock and the hair on her crown were teased a lofty three inches off her scalp. Susan Orlean, The New Yorker, 20 July 2022 Originally named after their presence in the roots of the soapwort plant (Saponaria), saponins can dissolve in water to create a frothy broth. Wired, 14 July 2022 On its surface, The Circle is a standard guilty pleasure reality show, in the same vein as frothy confections like Love Island and Love Is Blind. Ej Dickson, Rolling Stone, 10 June 2022 At a recent dinner we were offered a pina colada, a frothy, refreshing cocktail made with rum and coconut milk. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 8 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of frothy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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