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un·du·late

 (ŭn′jə-lāt′, ŭn′dyə-, -də-)
v. un·du·lat·ed, un·du·lat·ing, un·du·lates
v.intr.
1. To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion: "gleaming seaweed that curls and undulates with the tide" (Willa Cather).
2. To have a wavelike appearance or form: dunes that undulate toward the sea.
3. To increase and decrease in volume or pitch.
v.tr.
1. To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion: The dancer undulated her hips.
2. To give a wavelike appearance or form to: The rock strata are undulated.
adj. (-lĭt, -lāt′)
Having a wavy outline or appearance: leaves with undulate margins.

[From Late Latin undula, small wave, diminutive of Latin unda, wave; see wed- in Indo-European roots.]

un′du·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

undulate

(ˈʌndjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. to move or cause to move in waves or as if in waves
2. to have or provide with a wavy form or appearance
adj
having a wavy or rippled appearance, margin, or form: an undulate leaf.
[C17: from Latin undulātus, from unda a wave]
ˈunduˌlator n

un•du•late

(v. ˈʌn dʒəˌleɪt, ˈʌn dyə-, -də-; adj. -lɪt, -ˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing,
adj. v.i.
1. to move with a wavelike motion, as with a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side movement.
2. to have a wavy form or surface.
3. (of a sound) to rise and fall in pitch: a siren undulating in the distance.
v.t.
4. to cause to move in waves.
5. to give a wavy form to.
adj.
6. Also, un′du•lat`ed. having a wavelike form or surface; wavy.
[1650–60; < Latin undulātus wavy]
un′du•la`tor, n.

undulate

- From Latin unda, "wave."
See also related terms for wave.

undulate


Past participle: undulated
Gerund: undulating

Imperative
undulate
undulate
Present
I undulate
you undulate
he/she/it undulates
we undulate
you undulate
they undulate
Preterite
I undulated
you undulated
he/she/it undulated
we undulated
you undulated
they undulated
Present Continuous
I am undulating
you are undulating
he/she/it is undulating
we are undulating
you are undulating
they are undulating
Present Perfect
I have undulated
you have undulated
he/she/it has undulated
we have undulated
you have undulated
they have undulated
Past Continuous
I was undulating
you were undulating
he/she/it was undulating
we were undulating
you were undulating
they were undulating
Past Perfect
I had undulated
you had undulated
he/she/it had undulated
we had undulated
you had undulated
they had undulated
Future
I will undulate
you will undulate
he/she/it will undulate
we will undulate
you will undulate
they will undulate
Future Perfect
I will have undulated
you will have undulated
he/she/it will have undulated
we will have undulated
you will have undulated
they will have undulated
Future Continuous
I will be undulating
you will be undulating
he/she/it will be undulating
we will be undulating
you will be undulating
they will be undulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been undulating
you have been undulating
he/she/it has been undulating
we have been undulating
you have been undulating
they have been undulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been undulating
you will have been undulating
he/she/it will have been undulating
we will have been undulating
you will have been undulating
they will have been undulating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been undulating
you had been undulating
he/she/it had been undulating
we had been undulating
you had been undulating
they had been undulating
Conditional
I would undulate
you would undulate
he/she/it would undulate
we would undulate
you would undulate
they would undulate
Past Conditional
I would have undulated
you would have undulated
he/she/it would have undulated
we would have undulated
you would have undulated
they would have undulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.undulate - stir up (water) so as to form ripplesundulate - stir up (water) so as to form ripples
flow, flux - move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium"
2.undulate - occur in soft rounded shapesundulate - occur in soft rounded shapes; "The hills rolled past"
3.undulate - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motionundulate - move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion; "The curtains undulated"; "the waves rolled towards the beach"
move - move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion; "He moved his hand slightly to the right"
luff - flap when the wind is blowing equally on both sides; "the sails luffed"
4.undulate - increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in wavesundulate - increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves; "The singer's voice undulated"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
Adj.1.undulate - having a wavy margin and rippled surface
smooth - of the margin of a leaf shape; not broken up into teeth

undulate

verb wave, roll, surge, swell, ripple, rise and fall, billow, heave the waves undulating like oceanic dunes

undulate

verb
1. To move sinuously:
2. To have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface:
Translations

undulate

[ˈʌndjʊleɪt] VIondular, ondear

undulate

vi (sea, corn)wogen; (river, snake)sich schlängeln; (hills)sich in sanften Wellenlinien erstrecken; (path)auf und ab führen; (hair)wallen; her hips undulated in time to the musicihre Hüften wiegten sich im Takt mit der Musik
References in classic literature ?
For a moment the succession of silky undulations ran on innocently.
The living whale, in his full majesty and significance, is only to be seen at sea in unfathomable waters; and afloat the vast bulk of him is out of sight, like a launched line-of-battle ship; and out of that element it is a thing eternally impossible for mortal man to hoist him bodily into the air, so as to preserve all his mighty swells and undulations.
The abbe, who was quite innocent of Latin, nodded his head, in cadence, at every roll which La Fontaine impressed upon his body, according to the undulations of the dactyls and spondees.
Instead of her usual calico wrapper and knitted shawl she wore her best dress of brown merino, and above her thin strands of hair, which still preserved the tight undulations of the crimping-pins, rose a hard perpendicular bonnet, as to which Ethan's clearest notion was that he had to pay five dollars for it at the Bettsbridge Emporium.
I think the wind shows some symptoms of moderating; the sand-dust is less dense; the undulations of the surface are diminishing, and the sky is growing clearer.
Her head was high in ever alert attention; her long tail moved slowly in sinuous and graceful undulations.
The country is a series of undulations, in themselves perhaps not absolutely great, but, as compared to the plains of St.
It is wonderful with what elaborateness this simple fact is advertised -- this piscine murder will out -- and from my distant perch I distinguish the circling undulations when they are half a dozen rods in diameter.
The undulations of the human surge reached the steps, while all the heads floundered on the surface like a sea agitated by a squall.
Then her hair assumed successively, under her skillful hands, all the undulations she thought might assist the charms of her face.
The buck was now within fifty yards of his pursuers, cutting the water gallantly, and snorting at each breath with terror and his exertions, while the canoe seemed to dance over the waves as it rose and fell with the undulations made by its own motion.
They tore it away and thrust it fiercely aside, its undulations resembling those of a water snake.