- the harsh discord heard in certain chords of keyboard instruments, especially the organ, when tuned on some system of unequal temperament.
- a chord or interval in which harsh discord appears when tuned on some system of unequal temperament.
- (in bowed instruments) a discordant or false vibration in a string due to a defect in structure or adjustment of the instrument.
Idioms about wolf
Origin of wolf
OTHER WORDS FROM wolfwolflike, adjective
Other definitions for wolf (2 of 2)
How to use wolf in a sentence
In the lightly-edited conversation below, you’ll find Wolf’s specific tips for building connections between siloed channels, technologies and teams, as well as the reasons why this is so important today.Building connections between siloed channels, technologies and teams|Sponsored Content: Integrate|November 11, 2020|Search Engine Land
Gray wolves were once abundant across the United States, but were nearly wiped out by overhunting in the 20th century.All the ways the 2020 election has influenced science policy so far|Kate Baggaley|November 6, 2020|Popular-Science
The improved BERT performed better on all of them, which Wolf says is nothing to sneeze at.This could lead to the next big breakthrough in common sense AI|Karen Hao|November 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
It’s a historic year for many reasons, and—if you haven’t already—you can add the gray wolf to that list.Gray wolves are leaving the endangered species list. But should they?|Ula Chrobak|November 5, 2020|Popular-Science
If it passes, it will be the first time voters anywhere in the country will have a say in wolf reintroduction.How to Vote for the Environment This Year|Heather Hansman|October 27, 2020|Outside Online
He takes a violent dislike to the third Wolf, and would like to kill him, but he does not wish to injure the other two Wolfs.
The fire died down and by the last flickering flame the lad saw Black Wolfs chin sinking sleepily to his chest.Erskine Dale--Pioneer|John Fox
The old hag gives birth to many giant sons, and all in wolfs likeness.The Younger Edda|Snorre
His shoulders were covered with a red shirt153 and a wolfs skin.From Paris to Pekin over Siberian Snows|Victor Meignan
I bear the scars of the wolfs teeth yet; you came in the nick of time, that day.By order of the company|Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for wolf (1 of 2)
- an unpleasant sound produced in some notes played on the violin, cello, etc, owing to resonant vibrations of the belly
- an out-of-tune effect produced on keyboard instruments accommodated esp to the system of mean-tone temperamentSee temperament (def. 4)
Derived forms of wolfwolfish, adjectivewolflike, adjective
Word Origin for wolf
British Dictionary definitions for wolf (2 of 2)
Other Idioms and Phrases with wolf
In addition to the idiom beginning with wolf
- wolf in sheep's clothing
- cry wolf
- keep the wolf from the door
- lone wolf