undulant

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adjective un·du·lant \ˈən-jə-lənt, ˈən-dyə-, ˈən-də-\

Definition of undulant

  1. 1 :  rising and falling in waves

  2. 2 :  having a wavy form, outline, or surface <played her approach shot onto the undulant green>

Did You Know?

Unda, Latin for "wave," ripples through the history of words such as abound, inundate, redound, surround, and, of course, undulant, which first showed up in print in English around 1822. (The adjective undulate, a synonym of undulant, is almost 200 years older but rarely used today. The far more common verb undulate has several meanings including "to form or move in waves.") The meaning of undulant is broad enough to describe both a dancer's hips and a disease marked by a fever that continually waxes and wanes.

1822

First Known Use of undulant

1822


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