\ 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 By the halfway mark of any match, the players are covered in sweat and sand, the field is littered with scraps of fabric and shreds of skin, and the fans are frothy from the carnage unfolding in front of them. Sam Borden, National Geographic, "In Florence a centuries-old tradition fights for survival," 22 June 2020 Swathed in pastel satiny gowns, Doris Day sparkles in this frothy musical as a Far Rockaway singer caught in a kooky love trap on a cruise ship faux-docking in Havana, Trinidad and Brazil. Donna Bulseco, WSJ, "18 Movies to Stream Instead of Taking a Vacation," 20 June 2020 This number is pure frothy musical glory that's shining like the sun. Maureen Lee Lenker,, "Here we go again...we ranked every musical number in the Mamma Mia movies," 11 June 2020 But new deals are exceedingly rare right now, and industry pundits say that the deals that do get done are on far less frothy, or certainly more realistic, terms — approximately 30% lower valuations and falling — than before Covid-19. Eric M. Stone, STAT, "Covid-19 is changing the game for health care companies and investors," 5 June 2020 Her frothy dresses — all light-as-a-feather fabrics and intricate appliqué — and meringue blouses with their lace-up backs and poofy sleeves have long been the jewel in Copenhagen Fashion Week's crown. Georgia Murray,, "We’re Going Back To School With Cecilie Bahnsen x Charles & Keith," 26 May 2020 The frothy, creamy drink originates in South Korea and requires only four ingredients: instant coffee, sugar, milk, and water. Morgan Raum,, "People Are Turning Their Whipped Coffee Into Espresso Martinis — and We Tried Them," 1 May 2020 Last month, a video on TikTok kicked-off the viral recipe hack of whipping coffee (aka dalgona coffee) into a frothy topping served over your favorite milk or nondairy beverage. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, "Cloud-Like Whipped Milk Is the Dessert Version of Dalgona Coffee," 23 Apr. 2020 Dubbed dalgona coffee, due to its similarity to a Korean candy with a sponge-like texture, this drink consists of a frothy, whipped coffee mixture served over milk. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "How to Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee at Home, According to an Expert From La Colombe," 15 Apr. 2020

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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 10 Jul. 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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