frothy

adjective
\ 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

Synonyms

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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The Californian designer made a literal splash with her show at The Getty in Los Angeles last August: Models waded through pools of water in the museum gardens while dressed in deconstructed No Sesso denim and frothy tulle. Chioma Nnadi, Vogue, "Kelsey Lu and Steve Lacy Bring the Noise to No Sesso’s First New York Show," 5 Feb. 2019 Pastries, a frothy mousselike confection and cakes paired with milkshakes are also on the menu. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Kings Co Imperial Extends Its Reach to Manhattan," 26 June 2018 Set aside until frothy, 4 to 6 minutes (if mixture does not froth, discard and start again). Taylor Murray, Country Living, "Rooibos-Blueberry-Glazed Donut Holes," 19 Mar. 2019 Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites in a large bowl until frothy. Woman's Day Kitchen, Woman's Day, "Frozen S'mores," 14 Mar. 2019 Add 1 tablespoon sugar to whites and whisk until frothy; mix in coconut. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Strawberry Coconut-Crust Cheesecake," 11 Mar. 2019 Cook for a few minutes until frothy, but do not let the mixture come to a boil. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Seattle Times, "For a different Thanksgiving dessert, swap pie for parfaits," 13 Nov. 2018 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

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First Known Use of frothy

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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frothy

adjective
\ 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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