ruffle

(redirected from flounces)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Idioms.

ruffle

a low continuous drumbeat
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

ruffle

[′rəf·əl]
(geology)
A ripple mark produced by an eddy.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
Two large Honiton lace flounces reputedly owned by Queen Victoria, the flounces (ruffle or frill) recently came in for sale c.1875, with a handwritten note reading 'two lace flounces belonging to Queen Victoria were given to Mai Kylsant by Lord Carisbrooke'.
Words are exchanged and stroppy Tracy flounces off complaining that she feels used.
Ware exchanged and stroTracy flounces off complaining that she feused.
In the chapter "Flounces and Ruffles," the didactic Khalid rhapsodizes for pages on the metaphorical implications of his fiancee's desire for a fancy wedding dress.
HOLY SEE: With deep flounces and despite all-over spotting, this group of six albs realised pounds 264 in Bonhams
Another swears loyalty the night before new jobs are given out then spouts venom and flounces off when she doesn't get what she wants.
LACE, RUFFLES AND FLOUNCES MEET BOLD LAVERING, MODERN TWISTS AND PLAYFUL PIECES FRO A MATCH MADE IN FASHION HEAVEN.
I, for one, would question the competency of a provider working out of an office or a facility that looks like a tacky home, with cute wallpaper borders, artificial plants, and wood paneling--not to mention design touches that pose potential infection-control problems, such as flounces that collect dust, wall textures that provide a growth environment for microbes, and other homelike but possibly hazardous materials.
And when the panel rip her act to shreds she flounces out shouting: "One day I'll be famous."
-LAUGHS at Noel Sullivan because she thinks he is a fusspot who "flounces around".
Dancing lessons and ballet get gently ragged, as with a teacher dressed entirely in pink flounces. But a high point of the evening is a rare appearance by the choreographer herself, who does a yearning, swooning dance of the upper body against huge closeup projections of colorful fish.