pendulous

adjective pen·du·lous \ ˈpen-jə-ləs , ˈpen-dyə- , -də- \

Definition of pendulous

1 archaic :poised without visible support
2 a :suspended so as to swing freely
  • branches hung with pendulous vines
b :inclined or hanging downward
  • pendulous jowls
3 :marked by vacillation, indecision, or uncertainty

pendulousness

noun

Examples of pendulous in a Sentence

  1. a cow with a pendulous udder

  2. a pendulous crystal chandelier dominated the ballroom

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Origin and Etymology of pendulous

Latin pendulus, from pendēre to hang


PENDULOUS Defined for English Language Learners

pendulous

adjective

Definition of pendulous for English Language Learners

  • : hanging down and swinging freely


Medical Dictionary

pendulous

adjective pen·du·lous \ -ləs \

medical Definition of pendulous

:inclined or hanging downward

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