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falbala

fal·ba·la
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fal-buh-luh]
    • /ˈfæl bə lə/
    • /falbˈɑːlə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fal-buh-luh]
    • /ˈfæl bə lə/

Definitions of falbala word

  • noun falbala a furbelow or puckered flounce for decorating dresses in the 17th century. 1
  • noun falbala A furbelow. 1
  • noun falbala a gathered flounce, frill, or ruffle 0

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Origin of falbala

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
1695-1705; < French < Italian. See furbelow

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Parts of speech for Falbala

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

falbala popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 50% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

falbala usage trend in Literature

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