In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(frill)volante masculinevolado masculine River Platevuelo masculine Chile
- The only shirts I own and wear are completely plain, all without ruffles or frills of any kind - in fact, I would have thought they were totally indistinguishable from men's shirts.
- His shirt had a few ruffles on it and his pants were short.
- She appeared in a white suit jacket with an apricot blouse and a prim ruffle down the front.
- You're a prime candidate for divided skirts, tiered skirts and those with hemline ruffles.
- She wore a flowing pale yellow skirt with ruffles and a silken blouse with puffed sleeves.
- It's not like a newborn cares about bows and ruffles, and it's not like she'll grow up any more or less feminine as a result of what she wears.
- The arms stopped at the elbow in a double ruffle edged with lace and the whole outfit was set off with a matching choker.
- My very favorite skirt has a subtle ruffle along the hem, it's not ultra-girly but it gives it a little something extra.
- Edith wore a sweet pink gingham dress with a white ruffle at the hem and a white apron.
- Once it had been clean and beautiful, with ruffles and lace.
- Detailing on the waistline was simple, yet classic, a departure from the days when clothes having excessive lace and ruffles were considered the in-thing.
- While I will put my boys in girls' clothes, I do have standards: I avoid ribbons, lace, frilly ruffles, little pink flowers, and sequins.
- Do not wear blouses with fancy details and ruffles.
- And then there was the mix of calico, structured ruffles and sculptural pleats all in one outfit.
- Corsages, ruffles, patches, rosettes, ribbons, buttons, rivets and safety pins are all very popular with fashion folk this summer.
- He wore pitch-black pants and a black shirt with understated ruffles at the neck and sleeves.
- It's almost a throw-back to the 19th Century of ruffles and lace.
- Look out for soft ruffles, velvet ribbons and frills.
- Scalloped edges, lace and ruffles infuse the clothes with motion and make for an exciting silhouette.
- The garment is often trimmed with lace, ruffles, bows and ribbons, optionally with spaghetti straps.
2(ripple)the breeze caused a slight ruffle on the smooth waters — la brisa rizó levemente las aguas tranquilas
1(disturb, mess)(hair) alborotar(hair) despeinar(feathers) erizar(clothes) arrugar(water) agitar(water) rizar literary
2(irritate, upset)(person) alterar(person) contrariarto ruffle sb's pride — herir el orgullo de algn
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