\ˈfrȯ-thē, -t͟hē \
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, -​t͟hə-​ \ adverb
frothiness \ˈfrȯ-​thē-​nəs, -​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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Oh, without the rich, dark browns anchoring all the pinks, the room would have been very frothy. Christine Pittel, House Beautiful, "Designer Barry Dixon on Decorating a Capitol Hill Row House," 9 June 2011 The bride wore a frothy sleeveless Monique Lhuillier dress for her wedding. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Amy Schumer Is Pregnant with Her First Child," 22 Oct. 2018 Different coffees—some by Boabab Coffee Roaster in nearby Celbridge—serve as the foundation for strong double espressos and frothy drinks. Melissa Kravitz, Condé Nast Traveler, "7 Best Coffee Shops in Dublin," 20 June 2018 Another time, the kitchen substituted prawns for the crab, which the waiter encircled with a frothy foam of yogurt whey. Michael Bauer,, "Atelier Crenn: SF’s newest 4-star restaurant," 29 June 2018 Including shades that cover a realistic and diverse range, from a frothy ivory to rich espresso, was never not an option for Wells., "We Tried Everything From Flesh Beauty — & Here's Our Unfiltered Opinion," 26 June 2018 Everywhere loveliness prevailed: be in Ruth Negga in Rachel Comey’s sweetly funky graphics or Adwoa Aboah in Burberry's frothy plaids. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "10 Best Dressed: Week of June 18, 2018," 18 June 2018 Would my leftover chickpea liquid make a frothy cocktail as pretty, creamy and delightful as an egg white does? Lisa Futterman,, "You love the magic of aquafaba, but did you know it makes luxuriously creamy cocktails?," 11 Apr. 2018 Waiters add finishing touches on every course: stirring matcha into a double chicken consommé to produce a frothy tea, or snipping greens planted in a bowl and spraying them with a brown butter mixture for a between-course salad. Michael Bauer,, "Atelier Crenn: SF’s newest 4-star restaurant," 29 June 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, -t͟hē\
frothier; frothiest

Kids Definition of frothy

: full of or made up of small bubbles frothy waves

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