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[ uhn-juh-leyt, uhn-dyuh-, -duh- ]


  1. having a sinuous or wavelike shape or motion:

    Travelers marvel at the simplicity and beauty of the undulating bamboo roof, tree-like pillars, and natural light flooding into the airport terminal.

    The American goldfinch is easily detected in the spring or summer as a flash of yellow flying with an undulating motion.

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Other Words From

  • non·un·du·lat·ing adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of undulating1

First recorded in 1710–20; undulat(e) ( def ) + -ing 2( def )

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Example Sentences

With green crests and valleys undulating into the vast space in front of us, I couldn’t help but think that there seems to be no way of avoiding being a player in climate destruction, short of off-the-grid living.

There were stomachs, taut and flat, but also undulating bellies, soft and bloated from the breakfast buffet.

The venue alone is worth seeing, with its astonishing undulating roof designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

Suddenly, the earth convulses, transforming the level tracks into an undulating rollercoaster.

The country is undulating and beautiful, mainly devoted to Grass, Wheat and Wood, and in the very highest condition.

The underside of the lower wings are sulphureous, with very fine undulating or rather incontinuous lines of a yellowish colour.

Thou shaltBehold joy reign in cities and in towns,Old age and youth alike contented dwell,And undulating beards of two spans long!

Its fantastic colors are more brilliant and beautiful than the sun on the undulating waters.

Beyond the park, which was studded with giant oaks, he saw a rich, undulating country.


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