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[uhn-juh-luh nt, uhn-dyuh-, -duh-] /ˈʌn dʒə lənt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-/
undulating; wavelike in motion or pattern:
an undulant edge.
Origin of undulant
First recorded in 1820-30; undul(ate) + -ant
Related forms
undulance, noun
nonundulant, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for undulant
Historical Examples
  • "Now," he said, when he was stretched out on the undulant moss.

    Step IV Rosel George Brown
  • Beyond was a lake, very blue in the sunlight, bulwarked by undulant hills.

    The Pace That Kills Edgar Saltus
  • We are rocked together, you and I, To this undulant movement.

    Goblins and Pagodas John Gould Fletcher
  • The air came brisk and sweet; it rippled the fields to undulant shimmer of flashing purple and green and gold.

    Stepsons of Light Eugene Manlove Rhodes
  • Against the blue background of the sky, green hill-tops trace an undulant line.

    Bastien Lepage Fr. Crastre
British Dictionary definitions for undulant


(rare) resembling waves; undulating
Derived Forms
undulance, noun
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Word Origin and History for undulant

1830, from Latin undulans, from unda "wave" (see water).

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