a froth of something

a large amount of something soft, light, and delicate

Beneath his chin was a froth of lace.


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  • (a) froth of something — a froth of something phrase a large amount of something soft, light, and delicate Beneath his chin was a froth of lace. Thesaurus: large amounts or quantities of a specific kindhyponym large quantities or amountssynonym Main entry: froth …   Useful english dictionary

  • froth — froth1 [ frɔθ ] noun 1. ) singular or uncount a mass of small air BUBBLES that form on the surface of a liquid: The coffee had a milky froth on top. a ) a mass of small white BUBBLES of SALIVA coming from a person s or animal s mouth, especially… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • froth — I UK [frɒθ] / US [frɔθ] noun 1) a) [singular/uncountable] a mass of small air bubbles that form on the surface of a liquid The coffee had a milky froth on top. b) a mass of small white bubbles of saliva coming from a person s or animal s mouth,… …   English dictionary

  • froth — /frɒθ / (say froth) noun 1. an aggregation of bubbles, as on a fermented liquid; foam. 2. the foamy top which forms on milk when it is whipped or agitated or heated with steam. 3. any similar foamy surface, as on water stirred up by a surf. 4. a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • froth — [[t]frɒ̱θ, AM frɔ͟ːθ[/t]] froths, frothing, frothed 1) N UNCOUNT Froth is a mass of small bubbles on the surface of a liquid. ...the froth of bubbles on the top of a glass of beer... The froth is blown away. Syn: foam 2) VERB If a liquid froths,… …   English dictionary

  • froth — frother, n. /frawth, froth/, n. 1. an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard driven horse; foam; spume. 2. a foam of saliva or fluid resulting from disease. 3. something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent:… …   Universalium

  • froth — I. noun (plural froths) Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse frotha; akin to Old English āfrēothan to froth Date: 14th century 1. a. bubbles formed in or on a liquid ; foam b. a foamy slaver sometimes accompanying disease or exhaustion 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • froth — [[t]frɔθ, frɒθ[/t]] n. 1) an aggregation of bubbles, as on an agitated liquid or at the mouth of a hard driven horse; foam 2) pat a foam of saliva or fluid resulting from disease 3) something unsubstantial, trivial, or evanescent: The play was a… …   From formal English to slang

  • froth at the mouth — verb be in a state of uncontrolled anger • Syn: ↑foam at the mouth • Hypernyms: ↑rage • Verb Frames: Somebody s * * * emit a large amount of saliva from the mouth in a bodily seizure ■ …   Useful english dictionary

  • froth — frɔθ /frɒθ n. foam, light frothy mass of bubbles; nonsense; something unsubstantial, something trivial or worthless v. cover with a mass of bubbles; churn to foam, cause to turn to froth …   English contemporary dictionary

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