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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelownoun

    a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

  2. flounceverb

    the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions

  3. flounceverb

    walk emphatically


  1. flouncenoun

    A strip of decorative material, usually pleated, attached along one edge; a ruffle.

  2. flouncenoun

    The act of flouncing.

  3. flounceverb

    To move in an exaggerated, bouncy manner

  4. flounceverb

    To flounder; to make spastic motions.

  5. flounceverb

    To decorate with a flounce.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Flounceverb

    to throw the limbs and body one way and the other; to spring, turn, or twist with sudden effort or violence; to struggle, as a horse in mire; to flounder; to throw one's self with a jerk or spasm, often as in displeasure

    Etymology: [Cf. OSw. flunsa to immerge.]

  2. Flouncenoun

    the act of floucing; a sudden, jerking motion of the body

    Etymology: [Cf. OSw. flunsa to immerge.]

  3. Flouncenoun

    an ornamental appendage to the skirt of a woman's dress, consisting of a strip gathered and sewed on by its upper edge around the skirt, and left hanging

    Etymology: [Cf. OSw. flunsa to immerge.]

  4. Flounceverb

    to deck with a flounce or flounces; as, to flounce a petticoat or a frock

    Etymology: [Cf. OSw. flunsa to immerge.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Flounce

    flowns, v.i. to move abruptly or impatiently—n. an impatient gesture. [Prob. cog. with Norw. flunsa, to hurry, Sw. prov. flunsa, to souse.]

  2. Flounce

    flowns, n. a plaited strip sewed to the skirt of a dress.—v.t. to furnish with flounces.—n. Floun′cing, material for flounces. [Earlier form frounce—O. Fr. fronce, fronche, prob. from L. frons, forehead; or Old High Ger. runza, a wrinkle, Ger. runze.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flounce in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flounce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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  • волан, украсявам с волани, втурвам се, хвърлям сеBulgarian
  • VolantGerman
  • reunus, reunustaa, röyhelö, harppoa, [[koristella#Finnish, harppominen, [[poistua]] [[näyttävästi]], röyhelöidä, röyhelöintiFinnish
  • volanRomanian
  • karner, otperjati, volan, ukrasiti volanimaSerbo-Croatian

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. dicotyledonous
    • B. currish
    • C. ostensive
    • D. motile

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