pendulous

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

Definition of pendulous

  1. 1 archaic :  poised without visible support

  2. 2a :  suspended so as to swing freely branches hung with pendulous vinesb :  inclined or hanging downward pendulous jowls

  3. 3 :  marked by vacillation, indecision, or uncertainty

pendulousness

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Examples of pendulous in a sentence

  1. a cow with a pendulous udder

  2. a pendulous crystal chandelier dominated the ballroom

Origin and Etymology of pendulous

Latin pendulus, from pendēre to hang


First Known Use: circa 1605


PENDULOUS Defined for English Language Learners

pendulous

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

Definition of pendulous for English Language Learners

  • : hanging down and swinging freely


Medical Dictionary

pendulous

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adjective pen·du·lous \-ləs\

Medical Definition of pendulous

  1. :  inclined or hanging downward


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