undulant

[uhn-juh-luh nt, uhn-dyuh-, -duh-]

adjective

undulating; wavelike in motion or pattern: an undulant edge.

Nearby words

  1. undrinkable,
  2. undro,
  3. undset,
  4. undset, sigrid,
  5. undue,
  6. undulant fever,
  7. undulate,
  8. undulating membrane,
  9. undulating pulse,
  10. undulation

Origin of undulant

First recorded in 1820–30; undul(ate) + -ant

Related formsun·du·lance, nounnon·un·du·lant, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for undulant

undulant

adjective

rare resembling waves; undulating
Derived Formsundulance, noun

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Word Origin and History for undulant

undulant

adj.

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

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