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undulate(ŭnˈjə-lātˌ, ŭnˈdyə-, -də-)
(adjective) - having a wavy margin and rippled surface
EXAMPLES - Undulate in a Sentence
- Soft, manicured lawns undulate to an aquamarine pool. (source)
- Tents of many kinds and sizes undulate across the dunes. (source)
- The eastern slopes undulate gently down to the Tuchila and Ruo Rivers. (source)
- I tried it, and felt like I was trying to make a piece of wood undulate. (source)
- A breeze seemed to attend her, making her hair and her garments undulate in response. (source)
- They put the rubber snake around Michael, then the effects guys made it undulate a little. (source)
- Harold would be attached to the bass drum so he could quiver and undulate with every downbeat. (source)
- When approaching, one sees a vast field of stone pillars that undulate in a wave-like formation. (source)
- Your legs undulate like two jellyfish tentacles, moving freely in the ocean that is your upper lip. (source)
- All too often we hold a rigid, upright posture, without allowing our spines to dance and undulate ... (source)
- And as the couple consoled one another, unbeknownst to them, the earthworm's body started to undulate. (source)
- Dancers dressed as quills move onto the floor as book-like structures undulate in the center of the stadium. (source)
- Rocking handlebars an inch apart, they somehow undulate with the grace of a bee swarm across the finish line. (source)
- The technology that affords us to morph, undulate, twist, torque, and blend our world is so ever inspiring to me. (source)
- His mouth nipped mine lightly, and he flexed his hips, causing shock waves of pleasure to undulate through my body. (source)
- Enveloping him, she watched as his face began to undulate through the variations she was sure were those of pleasure. (source)
- Two rows of telephone lines undulate and crack in a continuous wave of black cable, splitting the cloudless, azure sky. (source)
- The only part that required much thought was generating the floor polygons, which undulate back and forth between two shapes. (source)
- The first stripper, a sullen-looking black woman, began to undulate in front of me while removing a few unnecessary items of clothing. (source)
- I should be filling these faded blue margins with esoteric mathematical symbols and finite automatons diagrams that snake and undulate. (source)
- Find a cozy spot on your lover's lap in the Lapland region of Finland to watch rare blue-hued Northern Lights undulate across dark skies. (source)
- The new one is impressive for what it is, glittering pieces of computer-generated machinery that gyrate, undulate, somersault and explode. (source)
- They are quadruple-jointed so that, when he moves through the water, his legs almost undulate in their up-and-down rhythmic kicking motion. (source)
- All too often we hold a rigid, upright posture, without allowing our spines to dance and undulate in the ways that they crave and are designed to. (source)
- With the precision placement of bricks made possible by a robot, it ought to be possible to build a flat wall that would undulate in 3D when viewed as a stereogram. (source)
- Holiday Book Guide: Season's Readings Unlike Frank Gehry, whose buildings undulate, buckle and swirl, Richard Meier favors architecture with firm shapes and strong lines. (source)
- Inside the museum, a group of multieyed, 13-foot figures resembling the noodle men that undulate outside of car dealerships dance to a disco-vibe soundtrack by Danny Elfman. (source)
- Pyramid-shaped mounds of lawn undulate along a promenade that extends into parking lots, vaguely reminiscent of Maya Lin's earthwork installation at the Storm King Art Center. (source)
- The collection took an artsy-fartsy, oopsie-daisy turn about midway through the show when seams began to undulate and dresses began to resemble oversize works of origami sculpture. (source)
- It is apparently essential in a Mexican wave started by Swedes to undulate your arms in the air three times before jumping out of your seat to be part of the wave as it passes over you. (source)
- The nylon structure consists of 9 hexagonal canopy units and is stabilized by anchors and lighting equipment in each of its 35 columns, allowing it to undulate and shift in wind and changing weather. (source)
- In the pastel light of dawn their shadows seemed to undulate and magnify across the temples and monuments of the Forum, like two denizens of Hades come to take their rightful place at the table of victory. (source)
- But even a shaven hillside can undulate, providing shallow gullies which nevertheless would be deep enough to offer a consistent path from trees to curtain wall, and the shadowy corner under the north tower where the great vine grew. (source)
- A single cart passed down beside me, and at once, without the slightest warning, the road began to undulate; and the next minute I was in water up to the knees, and one wheel of the cart had sunk through the wood pavement up to the axle. (source)
- The project is composed of a new type of thin-film dye-sensitized solar cells with suspended walls that curl and undulate across the desert landscape, mimicking a mirage from afar and creating an immersive and sensual experience up close. (source)
- The coat of primer we slapped on the walls in the bedroom with the mushy spot couldn't disguise the shamrock green palm fronds painted on them five coats ago; beneath the somber white, those painted on trees seemed to undulate in a swampy, primordial mist. (source)
- The wooden slat-work cases continue to undulate around the art, which is displayed against colorful backgrounds -- gold, brown, red in one gallery; dark and light green in another -- that are echoed by similarly hued curtains covering the tops of the walls. (source)
- Even the first, simplest outfits were artworks, when seen at close quarters: a pencil skirt with close-pleats that undulate beguilingly over the hips but are dipped in gold at the hem to stiffen and exaggerate the silhouette, flattering the body like a gilt frame on a painting. (source)
- It began simply enough with a group of people kneeling on the floor passing impossibly long, continuous sheets of uncut newspaper along to one another; at a certain point these sheets were made to undulate horizontally across the width of the stage, creating an image of hypnotic power. (source)
- Coniferous forests on the northern side of the Tien Shan form the southern limits of several boreal species, including the black grouse (Lyrurus tetrix) and northern hawk owl (Surnia ulula), while desert birds, including the great bustard (Otis tarda, VU) and houbara bustard (Chlamydotis undulate, VU) occur in the low-altitude zones. (source)
- These flat, white, square pieces of audio equipment--"They almost remind you of an empty white canvas," says Rudolf Frieling, SFMOMA's curator of media arts, who curated this piece -- rotate and undulate gracefully on pivot points, randomly directing laser-like beams of sound from the fifth-floor pedestrian bridge, which sits just under the museum's iconic circular skylight. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 41 example sentences provided below is 48.0, which suggests that "undulate" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 11 synonyms for undulate.
billow, flow, heave, oscillate, ripple, roll, surge, swell, swing, wave, wobble
We have 0 antonyms for undulate.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (ŭnˈjə-lātˌ, ŭnˈdyə-, -də-)
View up to 25 definitions of undulate from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion.
- (verb-transitive) To give a wavelike appearance or form to.
- (verb-intransitive) To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion. See Synonyms at swing.
- (verb-intransitive) To have a wavelike appearance or form.
- (verb-intransitive) To increase and decrease in volume or pitch as if in waves.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (verb) To cause to move in a wavelike motion.
- (verb) To cause to resemble a wave
- (verb) To move in wavelike motions.
- (verb) To appear wavelike.
- (adjective) Wavy in appearance or form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (adjective) Same as undulated.
- (verb-transitive) To cause to move backward and forward, or up and down, in undulations or waves; to cause to vibrate.
- (verb-intransitive) To move in, or have, undulations or waves; to vibrate; to wave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) Wavy; having a waved surface.
- (None) To have a wavy motion; rise and fall in waves; move in waves.
- (None) Synonyms Waver, etc. See fluctuate.
- (None) To cause to wave, or move in waves; cause to vibrate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (adjective) having a wavy margin and rippled surface
- (verb) stir up (water) so as to form ripples
- (verb) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
- (verb) occur in soft rounded shapes
- (verb) increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves