Definitions for Ruffleˈrʌf əl
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frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelow(noun)
a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff(noun)
a high tight collar
affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle(verb)
a noisy fight
ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate(verb)
stir up (water) so as to form ripples
trouble or vex
"ruffle somebody's composure"
tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock(verb)
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
"He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"
"This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"
flick, ruffle, riffle(verb)
twitch or flutter
"the paper flicked"
shuffle, ruffle, mix(verb)
mix so as to make a random order or arrangement
"shuffle the cards"
erect or fluff up
"the bird ruffled its feathers"
ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up(verb)
disturb the smoothness of
"ruffle the surface of the water"
pleat or gather into a ruffle
"ruffle the curtain fabric"
Any gathered or curled strip of fabric added as trim or decoration.
She loved the dress with the lace ruffle at the hem.
To make a ruffle in; to curl or flute, as an edge of fabric.
Ruffle the end of the cuff.
To disturb; especially, to cause to flutter.
The wind ruffled the papers.
to make into a ruff; to draw or contract into puckers, plaits, or folds; to wrinkle
to furnish with ruffles; as, to ruffle a shirt
to oughen or disturb the surface of; to make uneven by agitation or commotion
to erect in a ruff, as feathers
to beat with the ruff or ruffle, as a drum
to discompose; to agitate; to disturb
to throw into disorder or confusion
to throw together in a disorderly manner
to grow rough, boisterous, or turbulent
to become disordered; to play loosely; to flutter
to be rough; to jar; to be in contention; hence, to put on airs; to swagger
that which is ruffled; specifically, a strip of lace, cambric, or other fine cloth, plaited or gathered on one edge or in the middle, and used as a trimming; a frill
a state of being ruffled or disturbed; disturbance; agitation; commotion; as, to put the mind in a ruffle
a low, vibrating beat of a drum, not so loud as a roll; -- called also ruff
the connected series of large egg capsules, or oothecae, of any one of several species of American marine gastropods of the genus Fulgur. See Ootheca
Origin: [See Ruffle, v. t. & i.]
In sewing and dressmaking, a ruffle, frill, or furbelow is a strip of fabric, lace or ribbon tightly gathered or pleated on one edge and applied to a garment, bedding, or other textile as a form of trimming. The term flounce is a particular type of fabric manipulation that creates a similar look but with less bulk. The term derives from earlier terms of frounce or fronce. A wavy effect effected without gathers or pleats is created by cutting a curved strip of fabric and applying the inner or shorter edge to the garment. The depth of the curve as well as the width of the fabric determines the depth of the flounce. A godet is a circle wedge that can be inserted into a flounce to further deepen the outer floating wave without adding additional bulk at the point of attachment to the body of the garment, such as at the hemline, collar or sleeve. Ruffles appeared at the draw-string necklines of full chemises in the 15th century, evolved into the separately-constructed ruff of the 16th century. Ruffles and flounces remained a fashionable form of trim, off-and-on into modern times.
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