1. a ruffle or flounce, as on a woman’s skirt or petticoat.
2. any bit of showy trimming or finery.
Verb (used with object)
3. to ornament with or as if with furbelows.
First recorded in 1670-1680, furbelow is perhaps an alteration of Italian faldella.
“Patience is required to get past some of the director’s more baroque cinematic touches, decorating the story’s dark center with visual furbelows… and aural gimmicks.”
- Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly