Undulate meaning

ŭnjə-lāt, ŭndyə-, -də-
To increase and decrease in volume or pitch.
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To have a wavelike appearance or form.

Dunes that undulate toward the sea.

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To give a wavelike appearance or form to.

The rock strata are undulated.

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Having a wavy outline or appearance.

Leaves with undulate margins.

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To undulate is to move in a gentle, rolling, wave-like motion.

When the ocean current gently moves with the breeze, this is an example of undulate.

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To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion.

The dancer undulated her hips.

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To cause to move in waves.
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To give a wavy form, margin, or surface to.
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To move in or as in waves; move sinuously.
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To have a wavy form, margin, or surface.
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Having a wavy form, margin, or surface; undulating.
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To cause to move in a wavelike motion.
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To cause to resemble a wave.
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(intransitive) To move in wavelike motions.
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(intransitive) To appear wavelike.
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Wavy in appearance or form.
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Changing the pitch and volume of one's voice.
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(botany, of a margin) Winding up and down gradually relative to the blade.
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To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion.
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Origin of undulate

  • From Late Latin undula small wave diminutive of Latin unda wave wed-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin undulātus (“undulated"), from *undula (“small wave"), diminutive of Latin unda (“wave").

    From Wiktionary