from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A strip of decorative, usually gathered or pleated material attached by one edge, as on a garment or curtain.
- transitive v. To trim with a strip or strips of gathered or pleated material.
- intransitive v. To move in a lively or bouncy manner: The children flounced around the room in their costumes.
- intransitive v. To move with exaggerated or affected motions: flounced petulantly out of the house.
- intransitive v. To move clumsily; flounder.
- n. The act or motion of flouncing.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To move in an exaggerated, bouncy manner.
- v. : To flounder; to make spastic motions.
- v. To decorate with a flounce.
- v. To leave a group dramatically, in a way that draws attention to oneself.
- n. A strip of decorative material, usually pleated, attached along one edge; a ruffle.
- n. The act of flouncing.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of floucing; a sudden, jerking motion of the body.
- n. 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.
- intransitive v. 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.
- transitive v. To deck with a flounce or flounces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make abrupt or agitated movements with the limbs and body; turn or twist as with sudden petulance or impatience; move with flings or turns, as if in displeasure or annoyance: as, to flounce out of a room.
- To deck with flounces: as, to flounce a petticoat or a gown.
- To surround with something arranged like a flounce.
- n. A sudden fling or turn, as of the body.
- n. A deep ruffle; a strip of any material used to decorate a garment, especially a skirt near the bottom, gathered or plaited at one edge, and loose and floating at the other, the gathered edge being sewed to the garment.
- n. In saddlery, a covering for a pistol-holster, either of leather or bearskin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions
- n. a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
- v. walk emphatically
The comment by conservatism is my antidrug @ 111 is what is called a flounce, the troll is begging to have this sock-puppet banned.
In another town the awning from a shop window must not exceed a certain length, and you are told of a poor widow, who, having just had a new one put up at great expense, was compelled by the police to take the whole thing down, because the flounce was a quarter of an inch longer than the regulations prescribed.
The muslin gowns had been very successful; the skirts fell in a straight line from the waistband high under their arms to their feet, one with a little edge of fine white embroidery, the other with a frill scarcely to be called a flounce round the foot.
What you all made fun of as a "flounce" out of the conversation I saw as frustration at being treated like a piece of dirt.
She flounced -- 'flounce' was the only appropriate word!
A market-woman with her jolly brown face and laughing brown eyes — eyes all the softer for a touch of antimony — her ample form clothed in a lively print overall, made with a yoke at the shoulders, and a full long flounce which is gathered on to the yoke under the arms and falls fully to the feet; with her head done up in a yellow or red handkerchief, and her snowy white teeth gleaming through her vast smiles, is a mighty pleasant thing to see, and to talk to.
A market-woman with her jolly brown face and laughing brown eyes -- eyes all the softer for a touch of antimony -- her ample form clothed in a lively print overall, made with a yoke at the shoulders, and a full long flounce which is gathered on to the yoke under the arms and falls fully to the feet; with her head done up in a yellow or red handkerchief, and her snowy white teeth gleaming through her vast smiles, is a mighty pleasant thing to see, and to talk to.
And the ease of self-publishing is fueling this; it's fueling the rage at the so-called "gatekeepers" and allowing authors to vent without fear of reprisal because they're just going to flounce off and publish their books by themselves.
You are right, we can modify a pattern from the .99 sales to resemble them simply by switching our necklines, sleeves and adding tucks or ruffles and flounce.
The left side was open over a panel of seed pearls, embroidered on satin, and at the bottom, a flounce of Venetian point lace cascaded, partially concealed beneath the train.
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