on·​du·​le | \ ¦ändə¦lā, -njə- \
plural -s

Definition of ondule

: a wavy weaving pattern produced by a special reed that alternately spreads and converges a small group of warp threads

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History and Etymology for ondule

French ondulé wavy, from past participle of onduler to wave, ripple, back-formation from ondulation wave, concentric wave-motion in a liquid or gas, probably from (assumed) New Latin undulation-, undulatio concentric wave motion in a liquid or gas

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“Ondule.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ondule. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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