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falbala

[fal-buh-luh] /ˈfæl bə lə/
noun
1.
a furbelow or puckered flounce for decorating dresses in the 17th century.
Also, falbelo
[fal-buh-loh] /ˈfæl bəˌloʊ/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1695-1705
1695-1705; < French < Italian. See furbelow
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falbala

/ˈfælbələ/
noun
1.
a gathered flounce, frill, or ruffle
Word Origin
C18: from French, from (dialect) ferbelà; see furbelow
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