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fringe

fringe

 
 
pronunciation:
frInj
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an ornamental edging of hanging threads, yarn, strips of leather or the like, as on clothing or drapes.
The fringe on the sleeves of his jacket fluttered as he rode off on his motorcycle.The carpet fringe got caught in the vacuum cleaner.
 
synonyms:
edge
similar words:
border, frill, frou-frou, furbelow, trim, trimming
definition 2: anything resembling such edging.
Her hairstyle included a very straight-cut fringe across her forehead.
synonyms:
tassel
similar words:
bangs, ruff
definition 3: a marginal or extreme part.
the fringes of societyzealots forming a lunatic fringe
synonyms:
margin, periphery
similar words:
border, edge, lunatic fringe, rim
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fringed, fringes, fringing
definition 1: to ornament with a fringe.
similar words:
embellish, ornament, trim
definition 2: to edge or form a fringe around.
Shrubs fringed the garden.
synonyms:
edge, furbelow
similar words:
border, frill, margin
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derivations: fringeless (adj.), fringelike (adj.)
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