noun, plural wolves [woolvz]. /wʊlvz/.
- 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 such a discord appears.
- (in bowed instruments) a discordant or false vibration in a string due to a defect in structure or adjustment of the instrument.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Idioms for wolf
Origin of wolf
OTHER WORDS FROM wolfwolflike, adjective
Definition for wolf (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for wolf
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.
We camped to-day in a beautiful prairie, called the Wolfs Lodge, with good grass.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume I (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
There was no escape from the wolfs attack, even had Ruth desired to evade the encounter.Ruth Fielding at Silver Ranch|Alice B. Emerson
Lambs have a silly faculty of running directly in the wolfs road.Salem Chapel, v.1/2|Mrs. Oliphant
She told me not to say that it is a mans and a wolfs brains and I do not say it.The Central Eskimo|Franz Boas
That we get chased by wolfs andand have to throw somebody overboard to em?The Corner House Girls Snowbound|Grace Brooks Hill
British Dictionary definitions for wolf (1 of 2)
noun plural wolves (wʊlvz)
- 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)
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