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Definition of the adjective undulate

What does undulate mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective

  1. having a wavy margin and rippled surface

Alternative definition of the adjective undulate

adjective

  1. Wavy in appearance or form.
  2. Changing the pitch and volume of one's voice.
  3. [botany, of a margin] Winding up and down gradually relative to the blade.

Definition of the verb undulate

What does undulate mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: undulated | undulating | undulates

  1. stir up (water) so as to form ripples
  2. occur in soft rounded shapes
    • lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
    • synonym of undulate: roll
  3. move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
    • example: The curtains undulated
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of undulate: flap / roll / wave
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
    • more specific word: luff = flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides
  4. increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves
    • example: The singer's voice undulated
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic word: change = undergo a change; become different in essence

Alternative definition of the verb undulate

verb

  1. [transitive] To cause to move in a wavelike motion.
  2. [transitive] To cause to resemble a wave
  3. [intransitive] To move in wavelike motions.
  4. [intransitive] To appear wavelike.

Definition of the verb undulate for high school students

    to move in waves
    • example: As the storm began to brew, the placid ocean began to undulate to an increasing degree.

The verb undulate is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Phrases with undulate

Phrases starting with the word undulate:

  1. Undulate Ray
  2. Undulate Thracia
  3. Undulate Speedwell
  4. Undulate Atrichum Moss
  5. Undulate Dicranum Moss
  6. Undulate Neckeropsis Moss
  7. Undulate Plagiothecium Moss

Phrases ending with the word undulate:

  1. Paphia Undulate
  2. Species Paphia Undulate

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for undulate

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Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Hostas (2009)

by Diana Grenfell, Michael Shadrack

undulate, flat to shallowly cupped, leaf nearly round with a mucronate tip and heart-shaped pinched to folded lobes. Petiole stout, blue-green. Flower long, tubular, near white, in a dense raceme, on an upright or oblique, light blue-green, 40-in ...

Google previewThe Complete English–Maori Dictionary (2012)

by Bruce Biggs

undulate maapuna. undulate oroscillate as swampy ground ngapu. undulating taawakawaka. undulation rainga. uneasy manawa rau, manawakino, ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

A Work of Universal Reference in All Departments of Knowledge with a New Atlas of the World

ving the margin in a wavy line which bends strongly or distinctly inward and outward, as distinguished from repand or undulate, ...

Google previewAnimals: A Visual Encyclopedia (Second Edition) (2009)

by DK Publishing

&# 0; Seenfrom below, an undulate ray The undulate ray is also known as the ...

Google previewEtymological Dictionary of Succulent Plant Names (2013)

by Urs Eggli, Leonard E. Newton

“undulatus', undulate, wavy; and Lat.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Orchids (2008)

1500 Species in Cultivation by I. F. La Croix

Flowers to 7 cm across, scented, pale mauve to pinkish purple, lip with a central purple blotch, trilobed at about the middle, disc with 2 or 3 ridges, mid- lobe with undulate margins, the apex truncate or acute. Epiphytic or lithophytic in dry and ...

Google previewInternational Coleus Society Encyclopedia of Cultivars (2015)

by Laurence C. Hatch

- frilled, fringed leaf, quite undulate, green above, teeth margined purple ...

Google previewDictionary of Insect Morphology (1999)

by Henrik Steinmann, Lajos Zombori

_* limb limbus apicalis _* apical limb limbus basalis _* outer limb limbus dentatus _* dentate limb limbus suturalis _* inner limb limbus undulatus _* undulate limb line, pl. ~s, linea: very narrow, superficial feature, practically without width linea, ...

Google previewMongolian English Dictionary (2013)

by Bawden

lo undulate 2. to be agitated IOJITVIH fiery, spiriled, ~ aaiiITai Moph G Spirited horse IOJITVIO (see HomrHoH) IOJITHOJIOX to ...

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Usage statistics about undulate

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb undulate:

rippleruffleflapwaveroll

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Undulate Meaning

Video shows what undulate means. To cause to move in a wavelike motion.. To cause to resemble a wave. To move in wavelike motions.. Undulate Meaning.

Scrabble value of U1N1D2U1L1A1T1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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