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wobble

1wobble

verb wob·ble \ˈwä-bəl\

: to move with an unsteady side-to-side motion

: to be or become unsteady or unsure

wob·bled also wab·bledwob·bling also wab·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of WOBBLE

intransitive verb
1
a :  to move or proceed with an irregular rocking or staggering motion or unsteadily and clumsily from side to side
b :  tremble, quaver
transitive verb
:  to cause to wobble
wob·bler also wab·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ noun
wob·bli·ness also wab·bli·ness \ˈwä-blē-nəs\ noun
wob·bly also wab·bly \ˈwä-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

Variants of WOBBLE

wob·ble also wab·ble \ˈwä-bəl\

Examples of WOBBLE

  1. The vase wobbled but didn't fall over.
  2. The boy was wobbling along on his bicycle.
  3. The table wobbles a little.
  4. They have been wobbling in their support of the president's policies.

Origin of WOBBLE

probably from Low German wabbeln; akin to Old English ̄fre restless — more at waver
First Known Use: 1657

Rhymes with WOBBLE

2wobble

noun

Definition of WOBBLE

1
a :  a hobbling or rocking unequal motion (as of a wheel unevenly mounted)
b :  an uncertainly directed movement
2
:  an intermittent variation (as in volume of sound)

Variants of WOBBLE

wobble also wabble

First Known Use of WOBBLE

1699

Other Audio Recording Terms

baffle, dub, fidelity, transcription, treble

Rhymes with WOBBLE

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