falbala

falbala

[fal-buh-luh]
noun
a furbelow or puckered flounce for decorating dresses in the 17th century.
Also, falbelo [fal-buh-loh] .


Origin:
1695–1705; < French < Italian. See furbelow

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falbala (ˈfælbələ)
 
n
a gathered flounce, frill, or ruffle
 
[C18: from French, from (dialect) ferbelà; see furbelow]

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