\ 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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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 After about 10 seconds, your milk should be frothy, foamy, and ready to be added to your coffee! Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 June 2021 If Magic in the Moonlight was Stone’s chance at a frothy Allen period comedy, Irrational Man is more Crimes and Misdemeanors, analyzing morality, guilt, and the absence of God in the midst of a murder plot. Tim Grierson, Vulture, 3 June 2021 Most Instagram moments captured on a Caribbean jaunt involve epic sunsets or frothy drinks enjoyed poolside. Caroline Tell, Forbes, 5 May 2021 In a frothy market, though, only blowout results seem to count. Dan Gallagher, WSJ, 28 Apr. 2021 In marble sculpture, the precision of the chisel is evinced in a coiled heap of hair that, though frothy, is stonily permanent. Sophie Madeline Dess, The New Republic, 18 May 2021 As the rotation into recovery and reopening plays out, frothy tech names had sharply reversed on Tuesday (Mar. 9). - Investing Reimagined, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2021 No matter what the drink’s origins, Cho’s TikTok post seemed to breathe new life into the frothy coffee. San Diego Union-Tribune, 12 May 2021 Meanwhile Bridgerton, an energetic Regency romance and the first Netflix series from superproducer Shonda Rhimes, was a frothy bodice-ripper come to life. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 8 May 2021

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First Known Use of frothy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Frothy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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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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