Definition of fret noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fret

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  1. 1one of the bars on the long thin part of a guitar, etc. Frets show you where to press the strings with your fingers to produce particular sounds. a rock guitar with a 24 fret neck
  2. 2(also sea fret) (Northern British English) mist or fog that comes in from the sea
  3. Word Originnoun sense 1 early 16th cent.: of unknown origin. noun sense 2 mid 19th cent.: of unknown origin.
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