wobbling


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wob·ble

also wab·ble (wŏb′əl)
v. wob·bled, wob·bling, wob·bles also wab·bled or wab·bling or wab·bles
v.intr.
1. To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
2. To tremble or quaver: The child's voice wobbled with emotion.
3. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
v.tr.
To cause to wobble.
n.
1. The act or an instance of wobbling; unsteady motion.
2. A tremulous, uncertain tone or sound: a vocal wobble.

[Probably from Low German wabbeln; see webh- in Indo-European roots.]

wob′bler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wobbling - (of sound) fluctuating unsteadily; "a low-pitched wobbling sound"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"
References in classic literature ?
The empty pail was not too heavy for him; he slung it up wobbling over the head of Tommy Brock.
Once a leash of thin black whips, like the arms of an octopus, flashed across the sunset and was immediately with- drawn, and afterwards a thin rod rose up, joint by joint, bearing at its apex a circular disk that spun with a wobbling motion.
He held on to the bar, his legs wobbling under him, Martin's arm around him and supporting him, while he thought.
The other four men glued their eyes on their plates and chewed steadily and with thoughtful precision, their ears moving and wobbling, in time with their jaws, like the ears of so many animals.
The jaws stopped working, the ears ceased wobbling, and though eyes remained glued on plates, each man listened greedily for the answer.
Wait a minute, we'll make him tidy first," and Lizaveta Petrovna laid the red wobbling thing on the bed, began untrussing and trussing up the baby, lifting it up and turning it over with one finger and powdering it with something.
And Lizaveta Petrovna, with one hand supporting the wobbling head, lifted up on the other arm the strange, limp, red creature, whose head was lost in its swaddling clothes.
As seen from Earth, the wobbling orbit moves up and down continuously.
Featuring a choice of soccer ball, basketball, or baseball designs, the kid-friendly wobbling base keeps the brush head clean and dry never touching the counter and eliminating toothpaste mess.
I only hope that "twerking" does not become a keep-fit fad because Mrs T could cause serious harm to our foundations by wobbling her bits.
I'm quite slim but everything was wobbling, I mean everything was wobbling.