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[uhn-juh-luh nt, uhn-dyuh-, -duh-]
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  1. undulating; wavelike in motion or pattern: an undulant edge.
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Origin of undulant

First recorded in 1820–30; undul(ate) + -ant
Related formsun·du·lance, nounnon·un·du·lant, adjective
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Related Words for undulant

rolling, undulating, hilly, curved, sinuous, curly, coiled, waving, convolute, resounding, undulate, convoluted, lurching, undulant, undulatory, voluble, involuted, bumpy, snaky, unstable

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Historical Examples of undulant

  • "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.

  • 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


  1. rare resembling waves; undulating
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Derived Formsundulance, noun
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Word Origin and History for undulant


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

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