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fluff

fluff

 
pronunciation:
fluhf
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a soft, light, downlike substance, or a mass of such a substance.
Dandelion fluff floated in the air.The pillows are filled with synthetic fluff.
definition 2: something light, insubstantial, or of little consequence.
That magazine prints nothing but fluff.
definition 3: (informal) an error, esp. in speaking written lines.
Outside of one or two fluffs, he recited the lengthy poem very well.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fluffed, fluffing, fluffs
definition 1: to make light and puffy by shaking, patting, or brushing.
The hotel maid turned down the quilt and fluffed the pillows.
similar words:
plump, tease
definition 2: (informal) to make an error in.
That actor keeps fluffing his lines tonight.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to become soft, light, and puffy.
The marshmallows fluffed as they became warm and brown.
definition 2: (informal) to make an error, esp. in speaking one's lines.
Word Builder: fluff +
  • fluffy:
    containing fluff; soft and light.