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fluff



Pronunciation: (fluf), [key]
n.
1. light, downy particles, as of cotton.
2. a soft, light, downy mass: a fluff of summer clouds.
3. something of no consequence: The book is pure fluff, but fun to read.
4. an error or blunder, esp. an actor's memory lapse in the delivery of lines.

v.t.
1. to make into fluff; shake or puff out (feathers, hair, etc.) into a fluffy mass (often fol. by up): to fluff up the sofa pillows.
2. to make a mistake in: The leading man fluffed his lines.

v.i.
1. to become fluffy; move, float, or settle down like fluff.
2. to make a mistake, esp. in the delivery of lines by a performer; blunder.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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