The difference between debutante and formal
is that "debutante" is a young woman who makes her first formal appearance in society and "formal" is being in accord with established forms.
- A young woman who makes her first formal appearance in society.
- A female debutant, especially in sport and entertainment.
- Being in accord with established forms.
- Relating to the form or structure of something.
- Relating to formation.
- Ceremonial or traditional.
- Proper, according to strict etiquette; not casual.
- Organized; well-structured and planned.
- (mathematics) Relating to mere manipulation and construction of strings of symbols, without regard to their meaning.
- She spoke formal English, without any dialect.
- I’d like to make a formal complaint.
- Formal linguistics ignores the vocabulary of languages and focuses solely on their grammar.
- THE THREE DOMINANT FORMS IN METALSMITHING […] At present, there are but three basic volumetric forms dominating the work of metalsmiths, the spherical , the cylindrical, and the cubical. […] The possibilities for further variations on them are all but exhausted, there being little chance to express new and unusual ideas within the framework of such limited choices. As a result, much of twentieth-century metalsmithing has relied on surface enrichment rather than formal development for its originality.
- The formal stage is a critical part of any child’s development.
- Formal wear must be worn at my wedding!
- He’s always very formal, and I wish he’d relax a bit.
- When they became a formal club the rowers built a small boathouse.
- Formal series are defined without any reference to convergence.
- (uncountable) Formalin.
- An evening gown.
- An event with a formal dress code.
- (programming) A formal parameter.
- Jenny took Sam to her Year 12 formal.