Words Beginning With “FR”

The sound “fr” suggests fragmentation. Freckles are fragments of melanin. French fries are fractions of potato. Human fractures make one frail.

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A frog jumps to and fro, especially when frightened. Froth results from friction in fluid.

A frizzy hairstyle—i.e., an afro, sometimes called a “’fro”—resembles freed or frothy hair.

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The phoneme “fr” is also about smell and its absence, with “fruit,” “fragrance,” and “frangipani” giving off scent, while “frost,” “frozen,” and “freezer,” are devoid of odor.

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Jennifer Ball

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