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wobble

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verb wob·ble \ˈwä-bəl\
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Definition of wobble

wobbled

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wabbled

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wobbling

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wabbling

\ˈwä-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to move or proceed with an irregular rocking or staggering motion or unsteadily and clumsily from side to sideb :  tremble, quaver

  3. 2 :  waver, vacillate

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to wobble

wobbler

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wabbler

\ˈwä-b(ə-)lər\ noun

wobbliness

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wabbliness

\ˈwä-blē-nəs\ noun

wobbly

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wabbly

\ˈwä-b(ə-)lē\ adjective

Examples of wobble in a sentence

  1. The vase wobbled but didn't fall over.

  2. The boy was wobbling along on his bicycle.

  3. The table wobbles a little.

  4. They have been wobbling in their support of the president's policies.

Origin and Etymology of wobble

probably from Low German wabbeln; akin to Old English wǣfre restless — more at waver


First Known Use: 1657


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wobble

noun wob·ble
variants: or less commonly

Definition of wobble

  1. 1a :  a hobbling or rocking unequal motion (as of a wheel unevenly mounted)b :  an uncertainly directed movement

  2. 2 :  an intermittent variation (as in volume of sound)

1699

First Known Use of wobble

1699

Other Audio Recording Terms


WOBBLE Defined for English Language Learners

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wobble

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verb wob·ble \ˈwä-bəl\

Definition of wobble for English Language Learners

  • : to move with an unsteady side-to-side motion

  • : to be or become unsteady or unsure


WOBBLE Defined for Kids

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wobble

verb wob·ble \ˈwä-bəl\

Definition of wobble for Students

wobbled

wobbling

  1. :  to move from side to side in a shaky manner <The Black Knight … wobbled, and then fell to the ground … — Jon Scieszka, Knights of the Kitchen Table>

wobbly

\ˈwä-blē\ adjective

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wobble

noun wob·ble

Definition of wobble for Students

  1. :  a rocking motion from side to side



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