Definition of frothy in English:

frothy

adjective

  • 1Full of or covered with a mass of small bubbles.

    ‘steaming mugs of frothy coffee’
    • ‘Developing young create a frothy mass commonly known as cuckoo spit on plants in the early spring and summer to hide from predators such as ants.’
    • ‘I decided to take long hot bath; five minutes later I was sliding under the frothy white bubbles.’
    • ‘The frothy milk ‘caps’ were perfect, and the coffee flavor in both cases was good too.’
    • ‘If you have a room at the front of the hotel you open the shutters to the full glory of the frothy blue ocean bashing against the rocks below.’
    • ‘The coffee was made frothy by pouring it from one container to another, with as much air in between as possible.’
    • ‘Rose tilted her head back and let the blisteringly hot water soak her hair, rinsing away the mountains of frothy bubbles that coated her luxurious chocolate-coloured tresses.’
    • ‘Yesterday, during my morning tea break (such as it is at the moment), I dashed around the corner to the cafe and got my ever present hot frothy coffee.’
    • ‘Add four eggs and half a cup of water to the paste and beat well with an egg beater till very frothy and air bubbles appear.’
    • ‘It creates and lives in the frothy substance you describe, which is called ‘cuckoo-spit’.’
    • ‘Now, I don't mean the actual delightfully frothy bubbles that dance around on the top of a glass of champagne.’
    • ‘Rich, frothy and laden with booze, eggnog is an inevitable part of the Yuletide tradition.’
    • ‘As they settled in, Mattie held up two fingers to the barmaid, who arrived seconds later with two glasses full of a frothy brew.’
    • ‘Astronomers have recently discovered that looking at dust along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy is a bit like looking into a frothy glass of beer.’
    • ‘Season and purée the lobster foam until frothy and keep warm.’
    • ‘She looked down into her nearly empty coffee mug, mixing the remainder of the coffee with the frothy layer that hadn't disappeared yet.’
    • ‘Combine 2 1/4 cups evaporated milk, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla extract in blender; blend until frothy.’
    • ‘The crabs twitched and blew frothy bubbles, showing off their freshness with an occasional contraction of a pincer, as they lolled numbly in a shallow ice-filled tray.’
    • ‘The water was steamy hot, and frothy from the bubble bath she had added.’
    • ‘The frothy mass is left to set and go hard, and becomes a hazard to teeth!’
    • ‘It articulated the frustrations of a generation struggling to find their own voice in a society that hadn't yet given a place to them, when going to a cafe and drinking frothy coffee was about as exciting as it got.’
    foaming, foamy, bubbling, bubbly, fizzy, sparkling, effervescent, gassy, carbonated, aerated
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  • 2Light and entertaining but of little substance.

    ‘lots of frothy interviews’
    • ‘In fact, far from taking anything seriously, the mood at even the press conference remained light and frothy throughout.’
    • ‘Not to say they can't be light or frothy - but necessary to somebody, rather than built to aggrandize the makers or the stars.’
    • ‘Consequently, you get an evening of light, frothy entertainment as you revel in the filthy deeds the schemers get up to and share their delight at the misfortune of others.’
    • ‘What we really get is a light, frothy, insubstantial comedy that feels more like Meet the Parents, and a really nice DVD package.’
    • ‘Being Julia is a light and frothy period stage drama, which brings out the self-importance of luvvies, but in a likeable, endearing way.’
    • ‘I found one, took it home and a few weeks later, in the mood for something frothy and light, actually read it.’
    • ‘I say, despite the bad reviews, it certainly fits the bill if you are looking for light frothy farce.’
    • ‘Lunamarium is filled with light, frothy pop tunes, which is fine if you like that sort of thing.’
    • ‘You could call it frothy, or you could call it frivolous.’
    • ‘The film's light, frothy tone and the fact that it won the Genie in this category and an award at Cannes definitely works in its favour.’
    • ‘His pretty, sparkling, frothy snapshots of everyday life, children, nudes and landscapes guaranteed him the most reproduced artist status.’
    • ‘The only paper that's doing exceptionally well is the Daily Star, and we have a light and frothy diet of celebrity and fun.’
    • ‘They created frothy paeans to the pleasures of surface, frivolity and irresponsibility.’
    • ‘Television could present entertainment, even frothy entertainment, which it certainly did.’
    • ‘Amid the glamour in the slammer, Marshall's cynical and superficial film lets the sly digs at American corruption bubble away underneath the frothy surface.’
    • ‘Lunar Park is a lush, mature novel that is also a frothy read full of gossip and blood.’
    • ‘His 90 minutes of frothy entertainment does for the musical what the Reduced Shakespeare Company did for the Bard.’
    • ‘The music can be frothy; it can be fizzy, bubbly, cheery and it most definitely is catchy.’
    insubstantial, light, lightweight, lacking substance, superficial, shallow, slight, empty
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Pronunciation

frothy

/ˈfrɒθi/