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falderol

fal·de·ral
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fal-duh-ral]
    • /ˈfæl dəˌræl/
    • /fˈaldərˌɒl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fal-duh-ral]
    • /ˈfæl dəˌræl/

Definitions of falderol word

  • noun falderol mere nonsense; foolish talk or ideas. 1
  • noun falderol a trifle; gimcrack; gew-gaw. 1
  • noun falderol Alt form folderol. 1
  • noun falderol Alternative form of folderol. 0

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Origin of falderol

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 Falderol

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

falderol 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.
According to our data about 52% 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.

falderol usage trend in Literature

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