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flounce Explained

flounce at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

preposition] [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language]// to walk in a quick determined way without looking at people because you are angry// --She flounced out of the room.//
flounce 2 n [Date: 1700-1800; Origin: frounce 'fold, plait' (14-19 centuries) (influenced by FLOUNCE1), from Old French fronce]//
1 [C] a band of cloth that is stitched onto a curtain or a piece of clothing in folds as a decoration: --a group of local girls dressed in frills and flounces//
2 [singular] a way of walking in a quick determined way without looking at people, because you are angry: --She walked off with a flounce.//

flounce at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

236 Moby Thesaurus words for "flounce":
amble, antic, barge, bead, beading, bejewel, beribbon, bespangle,
binding, blunder, bob, bordering, bordure, bounce, bowl along,
bundle, caper, capriole, caracole, careen, career, carry on,
cavort, clump, crease, creasing, crimp, crisp, curvet, cut a dido,
cut capers, cut up, dance, diamond, disport, dog-ear, double,
double over, doubling, drag, droop, duplicature, edging, enfold,
engrave, falter, feather, figure, filigree, fimbria, fimbriation,
flag, flection, flexure, flick, fling, fling off, fling out, flip,
flirt, flounce out, flounder, flower, flute, fold, fold over,
fool around, foot, footslog, frill, frilling, fringe, frisk,
frolic, furbelow, gait, galloon, gallop, gambado, gambol, garland,
gather, gem, halt, hem, hippety-hop, hitch, hobble, hop,
horse around, illuminate, infold, interfold, jerk, jewel, jig,
jigger, jigget, jiggle, jog, joggle, jolt, jump, jump about, labor,
lap over, lapel, lappet, limp, list, lock step, lumber, lunge,
lurch, march, mince, mincing steps, motif, ornament, pace, paddle,
paint, parade, peg, peplum, piaffe, piaffer, pitch,
pitch and plunge, plait, plat, play, pleat, plica, plicate,
plication, plicature, plod, pluck, plume, plunge, ply, prance,
prink, quill, rack, ramp, reel, ribbon, rock, roll, rollick, romp,
ruche, ruching, ruff, ruffle, sashay, saunter, scuff, scuffle,
scuttle, seethe, selvage, shamble, shuffle, sidle, single-foot,
skip, skirting, slink, slither, slog, slouch, slowness, snake,
snatch, spangle, sport, stagger, stalk, stamp, start, step, stomp,
storm, straddle, straggle, stride, stroll, strolling gait,
struggle, strut, stumble, stump, sudden pull, swagger, sway, swing,
thrash about, tinsel, tittup, toddle, toss, toss and tumble,
toss and turn, totter, traipse, tread, trimming, trip, trot,
trudge, tuck, tumble, turn over, tweak, twill, twist, twitch,
valance, velocity, volutation, waddle, walk, wallop, wallow,
wamble, welt, welter, wiggle, wobble, wreathe, wrench, yank,

flounce at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Fold): fold, plait, pleat, crease, flectoin, joint, elbow, doubling, gathering, wrinkle, crinkle, crumple, rumple, ruffle, corrugation, flounce, pucker.

flounce at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb, noun
verb [V] [usually +adv./prep.] (written) to move somewhere in a way that draws attention to yourself, for example because you are angry or upset:
She flounced out of the room.
1 a strip of fabric that is sewn around the edge of a skirt, dress, curtain, etc:
little girls dressed in frills and flounces
2 (written) a quick and exaggerated movement that you make when you are angry or want people to notice you:
She left the room with a flounce.
flounced adjective:
a flounced skirt

Flounce at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flounce \Flounce\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flounced} (flounst); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Flouncing}.] [Cf. OSw. flunsa to immerge.]
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.

To flutter and flounce will do nothing but batter and
bruise us. --Barrow.

With his broad fins and forky tail he laves The rising
sirge, and flounces in the waves. --Addison.

Flounce \Flounce\, n.
The act of floucing; a sudden, jerking motion of the body.

Flounce \Flounce\, n. [Cf. G. flaus, flausch, a tuft of wool or
hair; akin to vliess, E. fleece; or perh. corrupted fr.
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.

Flounce \Flounce\, v. t.
To deck with a flounce or flounces; as, to flounce a
petticoat or a frock.

flounce at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
[syn: {frill}, {ruffle}, {furbelow}]
2: the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions
v : walk emphatically

flounce at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » aʊns


Inter: en-verb » flounc|ing
  • To move in an exaggerated, bouncy manner.
    1. Inter: archai » c: To flounder; to make spastic motions.
    2. To decorate with a flounce.
    3. To leave a group dramatically, in a way that draws attention to oneself.
    4. :After failing to win the leadership election, he flounced dramatically.
    5. Inter: quote-newsgroup » date=2002-09-09|author=PButler111||title= Re: OT - Sept. 11th?|passage=You got your ass kicked and instead of admitting you might have made a mistake, you flounced.|url=
    6. Inter: quote-news » date=2012-08-07|url=|author=Gaby Hinsliff|title=The lessons of Louise Mensch's departure? There are none|passage=But love Mensch or hate her, don't buy the line that she merely got bored and flounced: for whatever else she achieved in politics, she was never exactly stuck for ways to make it interesting.|newspaper=The Guardian


      Inter: trans-top » to move in exaggerated manner

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|harppoa

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » to make spastic motions|flounder
    Inter: trans-top » to decorate with flounce
    • Finnish: koristella Inter: t+ » fi|röyhelö|alt=röyhelöin, Inter: t- » fi|röyhelöidä

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: sewin » g A strip of decorative material, usually pleated, attached along one edge; a ruffle.
    1. The act of flouncing.

      Derived terms

      * flouncy


      Inter: trans-top » strip of decorative material along an edge

  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|röyhelö Inter: qualifier » pleated, Inter: t- » fi|reunus Inter: qualifier » any

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » act of flouncing
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|harppominen Inter: qualifier » going; Inter: t- » fi|röyhelöinti Inter: qualifier » decorating

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » flounce
    Translation: io » flounce
    Translation: kn » flounce
    Translation: hu » flounce
    Translation: ml » flounce
    Translation: my » flounce
    Translation: pl » flounce
    Translation: te » flounce
    Translation: vi » flounce
    Translation: zh » flounce