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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fal-duh-ral]
    • /ˈfæl dəˌræl/
    • /ˈfæl.də.ˈræl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fal-duh-ral]
    • /ˈfæl dəˌræl/

Definitions of falderal word

  • noun falderal mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas. 1
  • noun falderal a trifle; gimcrack; gew-gaw. 1
  • noun falderal Alternative spelling of folderol. 1
  • noun falderal a showy but worthless trifle 0
  • noun falderal foolish nonsense 0
  • noun falderal a nonsensical refrain in old songs 0

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Origin of falderal

First appearance:

before 1695
One of the 49% oldest English words
First recorded in 1695-1705; orig. as a nonsense refrain in songs; of obscure origin

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Parts of speech for Falderal


falderal popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 55% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for falderal

noun falderal

  • absurdity — the quality or state of being absurd; nonsense
  • baloney — If you say that an idea or statement is baloney, you disapprove of it and think it is foolish or wrong.
  • bunk — A bunk is a bed that is fixed to a wall, especially in a ship or caravan.
  • garbage — discarded animal and vegetable matter, as from a kitchen; refuse.
  • gibberish — meaningless or unintelligible talk or writing.

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