undulatory

[ uhn-juh-luh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, uhn-dyuh-, -duh- ]
/ ˈʌn dʒə ləˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈʌn dyə-, -də- /

adjective

Also un·du·lar. moving in undulations.
having the form or appearance of waves.

Nearby words

  1. undulate,
  2. undulating membrane,
  3. undulating pulse,
  4. undulation,
  5. undulative,
  6. undulatory theory,
  7. undulatus,
  8. unduly,
  9. undying,
  10. une

Also un·du·la·tive [uhn-juh-ley-tiv, uhn-dyuh-, -duh-] /ˈʌn dʒəˌleɪ tɪv, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-/.

Origin of undulatory

First recorded in 1720–30; undulate + -ory1

Related formsnon·un·du·la·to·ry, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for undulatory

undulatory

/ (ˈʌndjʊlətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

caused by or characterized by waves or undulations
having a wavelike motion or form
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