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.

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2) VERB If a liquid froths, small bubbles appear on its surface.

[V prep] The sea froths over my feet...

Add a little of the warmed milk and allow to froth a little.

3) VERB (emphasis) If you say that someone is frothing, or that they are frothing at the mouth, you are emphasizing that they are very angry or excited about something. [WRITTEN]

[V with quote] `No! No! Never!' he froths...

[V prep] This story has many ingredients which make any news editor froth at the mouth with excitement. [Also V]

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4) N-UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you refer to an activity or object as froth, you disapprove of it because it appears exciting or attractive, but has very little real value or importance.

Loads of verve, but no substance at all, just froth...

Falling in love the first time is all froth and fantasy.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Froth — Froth, n. [OE. frothe, Icel. fro[eth]a; akin to Dan. fraade, Sw. fradga, AS. [=a]freo[eth]an to froth.] [1913 Webster] 1. The bubbles caused in fluids or liquors by fermentation or agitation; spume; foam; esp., a spume of saliva caused by disease …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froth´i|ly — froth|y «FRTH ee, FROTH », adjective, froth|i|er froth|i|est. 1. of, like, or having froth; foamy: »frothy soapsuds, frothy ruffles. 2. Figurative. light and trifling; shallow; …   Useful english dictionary

  • froth|y — «FRTH ee, FROTH », adjective, froth|i|er froth|i|est. 1. of, like, or having froth; foamy: »frothy soapsuds, frothy ruffles. 2. Figurative. light and trifling; shallow; …   Useful english dictionary

  • Froth — is foam consisting of bubbles in a liquid.One common form of froth is milk froth deliberately created as part of a drink. Many Italian style coffees are made using a combination of espresso coffee, steamed milk and frothed milk. Most espresso… …   Wikipedia

  • froth — [frôth, fräth; ] for v., also [ frôth, fräth] n. [ME frothe < ON frotha, akin to OE (a) freothan, to froth up < IE * preu th, a snorting, slavering < base * per , to sprinkle, scatter > Gr prēmainein, to blow hard] 1. a whitish mass… …   English World dictionary

  • Froth — Froth, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Frothed}; p. pr. & vb. n.. {Frothing}.] 1. To cause to foam. [1913 Webster] 2. To spit, vent, or eject, as froth. [1913 Webster] He . . . froths treason at his mouth. Dryden. [1913 Webster] Is your spleen frothed out,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froth — froth·er; froth; froth·i·ly; froth·i·ness; …   English syllables

  • froth — (n.) c.1300, from an unrecorded O.E. word, or else from O.N. froða froth, from P.Gmc. *freuth . O.E. had afreoðan to froth, from the same root. The modern derived verb is from late 14c. Related: Frothed; frothing …   Etymology dictionary

  • Froth — Froth, v. i. To throw up or out spume, foam, or bubbles; to foam; as beer froths; a horse froths. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froth — frȯth n, pl froths frȯths, frȯthz a foamy slaver sometimes accompanying disease or exhaustion froth frȯth, frȯth vt to foam at the mouth …   Medical dictionary

  • froth — ► NOUN 1) a mass of small bubbles in liquid caused by agitation, fermentation, or salivating. 2) impure matter that rises to the surface of liquid. 3) worthless or insubstantial talk, ideas, or activities. ► VERB ▪ form, produce, or contain froth …   English terms dictionary


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