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undulant

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adjective un·du·lant \ˈən-jə-lənt, ˈən-dyə-, ˈən-də-\

Definition of undulant

  1. 1 :  rising and falling in waves

  2. 2 :  having a wavy form, outline, or surface <played her approach shot onto the undulant green>



Did You Know?

Unda, Latin for wave, ripples through the history of words such as "abound," "inundate," "redound," "surround," and, of course, "undulant," which first showed up in print in English around 1822. (The adjective "undulate," a synonym of "undulant," is almost 200 years older but rarely used today. The far more common verb "undulate" has several meanings including "to form or move in waves.") The meaning of "undulant" is broad enough to describe both a dancer’s hips and a disease marked by a fever that continually waxes and wanes.

1822

First Known Use of undulant

1822


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