Synonyms for floss

Grammar : Noun
Spell : flaws, flos
Phonetic Transcription : flɔs, flɒs

Top 10 synonyms for floss Other synonyms for the word floss

Définition of floss

Origin :
  • "rough silk," 1759, perhaps from French floche "tuft of wool" (16c.), from Old French floc "tuft, lock," from Latin floccus "tuft of wool." Or from an unrecorded Old English or Old Norse word from the root found in Dutch flos "plush" (17c.). Cf. the surname Flossmonger, attested 1314, which might represent a direct borrowing from Scandinavian or Low German. In "The Mill on the Floss" the word is the proper name of a fictitious river in the English Midlands.
  • As in thread : noun a fine strand of twisted fibers
  • As in dental floss : noun thread for cleaning between teeth
  • As in thread : noun fiber
  • As in adornment : noun a decoration
  • As in fluff : noun down
  • As in fuzz : noun fluff
Example sentences :
  • The material most proper for them is floss wool, and they should be knitted with steel pins.
  • Extract from : « The Ladies' Work-Table Book » by Anonymous
  • It is a sadder book than 'The Mill on the Floss,' of which it reminds us.
  • Extract from : « The Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 5, May, 1864 » by Various
  • You floss up to the tallest domino and give him a good time.
  • Extract from : « Still Jim » by Honor Willsie Morrow
  • I ventured to disagree with her, and to say that the Mill on the Floss was my favorite.
  • Extract from : « Stories of Authors, British and American » by Edwin Watts Chubb
  • As for Floss, Helen had already got a hold upon that young lady.
  • Extract from : « The Girl from Sunset Ranch » by Amy Bell Marlowe
  • “I do not believe you would, Floss,” agreed Helen, kissing her warmly.
  • Extract from : « The Girl from Sunset Ranch » by Amy Bell Marlowe
  • His hair was long and curled at the ends, but it looked like floss silk.
  • Extract from : « A Little Girl in Old New York » by Amanda Millie Douglas
  • Tow typified the hair of the man; floss silk that of the boy.
  • Extract from : « The Norsemen in the West » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • It was a blue-eyed, fresh-faced thing with floss of red-gold hair.
  • Extract from : « The Rainbow » by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • In the leaf the floss is sewn down with split-stitch, which forms the veining.
  • Extract from : « Art in Needlework » by Lewis F. Day

Antonyms for floss

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