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froth (make)

Definition:

to make froth or foam and become bubbly

Class:

change verb (size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.)

Past tense:

frothed

Present participle:

frothing

3rd-person singular present:

froths

Type of:

make

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

The river frothed.

Synonyms:

spume | suds

Etymology:

Middle English frothe from Old Norse frotha, akin to Old ... | the noun | Middle...
(Source: New World Dictionary)  [more]

All senses of froth...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Sea foam | ocean foam | beach foam | spume
(Coordinates: 29.433°S 153.350°E)

a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. These compounds can act as surfactants or foaming ... (39 of 1061 words, 3 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sea foam

Collins Dictionary:

spume | froth [synonym, sense-specific] | spumous [derived] | spumy [adjective, derived]

foam or surf, especially on the sea; froth | [intransitive] to foam or froth (13 of 367 words, 2 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/spume

Merriam-Webster:

spume [entry 1, noun] | foam [synonym] | scum [synonym] | froth [synonym] | head [synonym] | lather [synonym] | suds [synonym] | surf [synonym] | spumous [adjective, related] | ...

frothy matter on liquids; "foam", "scum" (6 of 70 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/spume

spume [entry 2, verb] | spumed [past tense] | spuming [present participle] | froth [synonym] | foam [synonym]

"froth", "foam" (2 of 15 words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/spume show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

spume | spumous [derived] | spumy [derived]

[literary] : froth or foam, especially that found on waves | form or produce a mass of froth or foam (19 of 66 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/spume

American Heritage Dictionary:

spume | spumed [past tense] | spuming [present participle] | spumes [3rd-person singular present] | spumous [adjective, related] | spumy [adjective, related]

Foam or froth on a liquid, as on the sea. | To froth or foam. (14 of 36 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spume

Macmillan British Dictionary:

spume [uncountable, literary]

a white mass of bubbles on the top of a wave (11 of 36 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/spume

Random House Dictionary:

spume | spumed [past tense] | spuming [present participle]

to eject or discharge as or like foam or froth; spew (often followed by "forth"). | to foam; froth. | foam, froth, or scum. (22 of 33 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/spume

New World Dictionary:

spume | spumed [past tense] | spuming [present participle] | spumous [related]

foam, froth, or scum | to foam or froth (8 of 31 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/spume

Wiktionary:

spume | spumed [past tense] | spuming [present participle] | spumes [3rd-person singular present]

Foam or froth of liquid, particularly that of sea water. | To froth. (12 of 24 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/spume

Cambridge Dictionary:

froth [entry 1]

small white bubbles on the surface of a liquid (9 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/froth 1

froth [entry 2]

something which is not serious and has no real value but which is entertaining or attractive (16 of 33 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/froth 2

froth [entry 3] | froth at the mouth

to (cause a liquid to) have or produce a lot of small bubbles which often rise to the surface | "froth at the mouth": If a person or animal froths at ... (30 of 76 words, 3 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/froth 3

Encarta Dictionary:

spume | spumed [past tense] | spuming [present participle] | spumes [3rd-person singular present]

a mass of fine bubbles on the surface of a liquid, especially on the ocean | to produce or have a mass of fine bubbles on the surface (27 of 64 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861712804​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

New World Dictionary:

froth

Origin: Middle English frothe from Old Norse frotha, akin to Old ... | the noun | Middle English frothen (16 of 38 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/froth

Online Etymology:

froth

First use: about 1300

Origin: an unrecorded Old English word, or else from Old Norse froða "froth", from Proto-Germanic *freuth-. Old English had afreoðan "to ... (22 of 36 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=froth

Wiktionary:

froth | frothed [past tense] | frothing [present participle] | froths [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Noun attested around 1300, from Old Norse froða, from Proto-Germanic *fruþōn; Old English afreoðan ("to froth") is from same Germanic root. Verb attested from late 14th century.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/froth

Collins Dictionary:

froth

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old Norse frotha or frauth; related to Old English āfrēothan to foam, Sanskrit prothati he snorts

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/froth

Oxford Dictionary:

froth

Origin: late Middle English: from Old Norse frotha, frauth

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/froth

American Heritage Dictionary:

froth | frothed [present participle] | frothing [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse frodha.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/froth

Merriam-Webster:

froth [entry 1, noun] | froths [plural]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Old Norse frotha; akin to Old English āfrēothan to froth

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/froth

Encarta Dictionary:

froth | frothed [past tense] | frothing [present participle] | froths [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Old Norse froða or frauð

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861613695​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

froth | frothed [past tense] | frothing [present participle] | froths [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "froth"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/froth

Collins Dictionary:

froth

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "froth"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/froth

Macmillan British Dictionary:

froth [verb] | frothed [past tense] | frothing [present participle] | froths [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "froth"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/froth 8

froth

Audio: British English pronunciation of "froth"

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

froth [verb] | frothed [past tense] | frothing [present participle] | froths [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "froth"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/froth 8

froth

Audio: North American pronunciation of "froth"

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Cambridge Dictionary:

froth [entry 3]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "froth"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "froth"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/froth 3

the Free Dictionary:

froth

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "froth"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "froth"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "froth" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/froth

Google Dictionary:

froth | frothed [past tense] | frothing [present participle] | froths [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: English pronunciation of "froth"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

froth

Audio: North American pronunciation of "froth"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=froth​001 word=froth

froth

Audio: North American pronunciation of "froth"

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froth

Audio: North American pronunciation of "froth"

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YourDictionary Audio:

froth

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "froth" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/froth

freedictionary.org:

froth

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "froth" by speech synthesizer

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