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1 : An affection in hawks, in which white spittle gathers about the hawk's bill.

2 : A wrinkle, plait, or curl; a flounce; -- also, a frown.

3 : To form wrinkles in the forehead; to manifest displeasure; to frown.

4 : To gather into or adorn with plaits, as a dress; to form wrinkles in or upon; to curl or frizzle, as the hair.

5 : of Frounce

6 : Without frounces.

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1 : Frounce

n.

An affection in hawks, in which white spittle gathers about the hawk's bill.

2 : Frounce

n.

A wrinkle, plait, or curl; a flounce; -- also, a frown.

3 : Frounce

v. i.

To form wrinkles in the forehead; to manifest displeasure; to frown.

4 : Frounce

v. i.

To gather into or adorn with plaits, as a dress; to form wrinkles in or upon; to curl or frizzle, as the hair.

5 : Frounced

imp. & p. p.

of Frounce

6 : Frounceless

a.

Without frounces.

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This word frounce uses (7) total characters with white out space

This word frounce uses 7 unique characters: C E F N O R U

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Number of all combination ncr for frounce word is (5040)

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From Wikipedia

Frounce may refer to:

  • Ruffle clothing.
  • Trichomonas gallinae is a protist (or protozoan) that causes disease particularly in pigeons and doves. When it infects raptors the disease is called "frounce".
  • Trichomonas an ancient group of disease-causing parasites in a wide variety of mammals and birds, as well as a "frounce"-like infection in dinosaurs.

From Wiktionary

Contents

  • 1 English
    • 1.1 Etymology
    • 1.2 Pronunciation
    • 1.3 Noun
      • 1.3.1 Translations
    • 1.4 Verb
      • 1.4.1 Translations
    • 1.5 Anagrams

English[edit]

WOTD – 26 November 2012

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English frouncen, from Old French froncir "to wrinkle, frown", from Frankish *hrunkja "a wrinkle" from Proto-Germanic *hrunkijō, *hrunkitō (fold, wrinkle), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ker- (to turn, bend). Akin to Old High German runza "fold, wrinkle, crease" (German Runzel "wrinkle"), Middle Dutch ronse "frown", Old Norse hrukka "wrinkle, crease" (Icelandic hrukka "wrinkle, crease, ruck"). More at ruck2.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fɹaʊns/

Noun[edit]

frounce (plural frounces)

  1. A canker in the mouth of a hawk.
  2. A plait or curl.

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

frounce (third-person singular simple present frounces, present participle frouncing, simple past and past participle frounced)

  1. (rare) To curl.
    • 1879, Harmon Seeley Babcock, "The Peanut Man", in Trifles, Providence Press Company (1879), page 43:
      Beard untrimmed by barber's shears,
      Hair all frouncing 'bout his ears,
    • 1887, Julian Corbett, For God and Gold, Macmillan and Co (1887), page 214:
      As though to give him a warlike note, his clothes were thrown on in a slovenly way, and his moustache frounced out so shock and bristling that it seemed from each hair-end a crackling oath must start with every word he said.
    • 1888, Charles M. Doughty, Travels in Arabia Deserta, Volume 1, Cambridge (1888), page 498:
      Under the day-long beating of the sun their brow is frounced out, []
    • 1983, Carolly Erickson, The First Elizabeth, St. Martin's Griffin (1997), ISBN 9780312168421, page 307:
      The unruly, shoulder-length hair of the redeemed made a strong contrast to the well-tended coiffures of fashionable men, who "frounced their hair with curling irons" and wore long "love locks" tied with ribbons or silk favors.
    • 2012, Carolyn Meyer, The Wild Queen: The Days and Nights of Mary, Queen of Scots, Harcourt (2012), ISBN 9780152061883, page 107:
      My hairdresser stopped coming. Fortunately, my friend Seton had always enjoyed frouncing my hair, and she readily took up the responsibility, fixing my hair in a different style every day.
  2. (rare) To crease, wrinkle, to frown.
    • 1871, George Mac-Henry, Time and Eternity: A Poem, A L Bancroft and Company (1871), page 42:
      He frounced his brow, and from his scornful eye
      Shot wrath indignant, and disdain and pride,
    • 1885, "The Old Corner Shop: A Story of Very Poor Humanity", The Phrenological Magazine, December 1885:
      Mury, however, frounced her brows, and made Sir Tyke Winchap's niece a profound courtesy behind her back.
    • 2000, Patrick Madden, "Down on Batlle's Farm", Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Volume 33, Number 2, Summer 2000, page 160:
      "But they know who you are?" I asked, and frounced my brow in skeptical doubt.
  3. To gather into or adorn with plaits, as a dress.

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Anagrams[edit]

  • unforce