\ 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

Synonyms for frothy


foamy, lathery, sudsy

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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

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Add the sugar, oil and eggs; beat until frothy and well incorporated. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "This herbaceous take on a blondie is crispy, gooey and impossible to stop eating," 30 Aug. 2018 When Jamil finally hit the red carpet, her jeggings weren't even noticeable under her frothy, bubblegum pink skirt. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jameela Jamil Wore Jeans to the Golden Globes—Under Her Gown," 7 Jan. 2019 The milk will be silky, frothy, and ready to pour into a café au lait. Francine Maroukian, Popular Mechanics, "Hack Your Coffee: How to Use a French Press the Right Way," 15 Feb. 2015 For a sweet treat, go for the coffee jelly, which is topped with frothy milk and served with sugar on the side. Katie Lockhart, Condé Nast Traveler, "11 Best Places For Coffee in Bangkok," 18 Oct. 2018 Using the whisk attachment, mix on high for three minutes until the mixture is frothy. Alison Roman, The Seattle Times, "‘We are all connected by cookies’: A tribe with a bond stronger than royal icing," 12 Dec. 2018 Mary Poppins Returns is a lighthearted musical fantasy, but frothy head-burying doesn’t really seem like a conclusion to the sad events that drive its story. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Mary Poppins Returns — with a sadder story and forgettable songs," 12 Dec. 2018 With the yuan tumbling and China’s property market frothy, the central bank’s scope for major policy easing that might support banks if the downturn worsens is constrained. Andrew Peaple, WSJ, "Chinese Banks Can’t Escape the Country’s Gloom for Long," 31 Oct. 2018 All blue and white, frothy, country but in a city sort of way, detailed with the most assured hand. The Editors, ELLE Decor, "Remembering Mario Buatta: Designers, Colleagues, and Clients Share Their Memories of the "Prince of Chintz"," 16 Oct. 2018

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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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