Definitions for undulateˈʌn dʒəˌleɪt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt
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un•du•lateˈʌn dʒəˌleɪt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-; -lɪt, -ˌleɪt(v.; adj.)-lat•ed, -lat•ing
(v.i.)to move with a wavelike motion, as with a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side movement.
to have a wavy form or surface.
(of a sound) to rise and fall in pitch:
a siren undulating in the distance.
(v.t.)to cause to move in waves.
to give a wavy form to.
(adj.)Also, un′du•lat`ed. having a wavelike form or surface; wavy.
Origin of undulate:
1650–60; < L undulātus wavy
having a wavy margin and rippled surface
ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate(verb)
stir up (water) so as to form ripples
occur in soft rounded shapes
"The hills rolled past"
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"
increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves
"The singer's voice undulated"
To cause to move in a wavelike motion.
To cause to resemble a wave
To move in wavelike motions.
To appear wavelike.
Wavy in appearance or form.
Changing the pitch and volume of one's voice.
Winding up and down gradually relative to the blade.
Origin: From undulatus, from *, diminutive of unda.
same as Undulated
to cause to move backward and forward, or up and down, in undulations or waves; to cause to vibrate
to move in, or have, undulations or waves; to vibrate; to wave; as, undulating air