Definitions for undulateˈʌn dʒəˌleɪt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•du•lateˈʌn dʒəˌleɪt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt(v.; adj.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing

  1. (v.i.)to move with a wavelike motion, as with a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side movement.

  2. to have a wavy form or surface.

  3. (of a sound) to rise and fall in pitch:

    a siren undulating in the distance.

  4. (v.t.)to cause to move in waves.

  5. to give a wavy form to.

  6. (adj.)Also, un′du•lat`ed. having a wavelike form or surface; wavy.

Origin of undulate:

1650–60; < L undulātus wavy


Princeton's WordNet

  1. undulate(verb)

    having a wavy margin and rippled surface

  2. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate(verb)

    stir up (water) so as to form ripples

  3. roll, undulate(verb)

    occur in soft rounded shapes

    "The hills rolled past"

  4. roll, undulate, flap, wave(verb)

    move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

    "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"

  5. undulate(verb)

    increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves

    "The singer's voice undulated"


  1. undulate(Verb)

    To cause to move in a wavelike motion.

  2. undulate(Verb)

    To cause to resemble a wave

  3. undulate(Verb)

    To move in wavelike motions.

  4. undulate(Verb)

    To appear wavelike.

  5. undulate(Adjective)

    Wavy in appearance or form.

  6. undulate(Adjective)

    Changing the pitch and volume of one's voice.

  7. undulate(Adjective)

    Winding up and down gradually relative to the blade.

  8. Origin: From undulatus, from *, diminutive of unda.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undulate(adj)

    same as Undulated

  2. Undulate(verb)

    to cause to move backward and forward, or up and down, in undulations or waves; to cause to vibrate

  3. Undulate(verb)

    to move in, or have, undulations or waves; to vibrate; to wave; as, undulating air


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