- wood·en·ly, adverb
- wood·en·ness, noun
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How to use wooden in a sentence
Each beehive has a series of flat wooden frames inside a wooden box.Quacks and toots help young honeybee queens avoid deadly duels | Sharon Oosthoek | September 14, 2020 | Science News For Students
This pan comes with a wooden batter spreader and a long “bakelite” handle to keep your hands away from the heat.Crepe pans you’ll use for breakfast, lunch, and dinner | PopSci Commerce Team | September 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
If you have wooden floors, they won’t get stinky, but they might get scuffed or damaged.Working out at home? Here’s how to keep your house from smelling like a gym. | Harry Guinness | September 3, 2020 | Popular-Science
The Barasana people in the dense forests of Colombia, for example, traditionally live in wooden longhouses called malokas.An Ancient Site with Human Skulls on Display - Issue 89: The Dark Side | Jo Marchant | September 2, 2020 | Nautilus
The stones may have been attached to wooden handles at one time, Hublin and colleagues say.This cave hosted the oldest known human remains in Europe | Bruce Bower | June 12, 2020 | Science News For Students
Even when he opens up, the sentences are wooden, the scenes sucked dry of emotion.
Its beautifully aged wooden exterior houses traditional floor seating and beautiful gardens typical of the area.
Given that crucial importance, The Macallan is famously hands-on when it comes to its wooden barrels.
From cognac to bourbon, rye to añejo tequila, many of our beloved spirits spend years aging in wooden casks.
In the United States, people used to warn against taking wooden nickels.Recession? Devaluation? Inflation? Putin Tells Russia Stay the Course. | Anna Nemtsova | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of Yung Pak's favourite toys was a wooden jumping-jack with a pasteboard tongue.Our Little Korean Cousin | H. Lee M. Pike
She plays with Captain Lovelock as a child does with a wooden harlequin, she pulls a string and he throws up his arms and legs.Confidence | Henry James
The whole thing begins to have a jigsaw look, like a child's toy rack with wooden soldiers on it, expanding and contracting.The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice | Stephen Leacock
Aunty Rosa hit him over the hands if even a wooden boat were broken.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
We two of the Society have a wooden cabin in which we can scarcely turn around when we have a table in it.
British Dictionary definitions for wooden
made from or consisting of wood
awkward or clumsy
bereft of spirit or animation: a wooden expression
obstinately unyielding: a wooden attitude
mentally slow or dull
not highly resonant: a wooden thud
(tr) Australian slang to fell or kill (a person or animal)
- woodenly, adverb
- woodenness, noun
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