Definition of pendulous
1 archaic : poised without visible support
2a : suspended so as to swing freely branches hung with pendulous vinesb : inclined or hanging downward pendulous jowls
3 : marked by vacillation, indecision, or uncertainty
Examples of pendulous in a Sentence
a cow with a pendulous udder
a pendulous crystal chandelier dominated the ballroom
Recent Examples of pendulous from the Web
Beyond the midway’s pendulous ships and elliptical coasters rise the white spires of the talent show tent.
Davis taps his phone and large, pendulous, red lanterns gradually illuminate, revealing a row of 250-gallon copper fermentors.
President Donald Trump had just burst into a gala at his Mar-a-Lago property, in a pendulous red tie, an American flag on his lapel.
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Origin and Etymology of pendulous
Latin pendulus, from pendēre to hang
First Known Use: circa 1605See Words from the same year
PENDULOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of pendulous for English Language Learners
: hanging down and swinging freely
Medical Definition of pendulous
: inclined or hanging downward
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