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English adjective: undulate

1. undulate having a wavy margin and rippled surface



English verb: undulate

1. undulate (motion) stir up (water) so as to form ripples

Synonymscockle, riffle, ripple, ruffle

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)flow, flux

Entailfold, fold up, turn up

2. undulate (stative) occur in soft rounded shapes

SamplesThe hills rolled past.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

3. undulate (motion) move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion

SamplesThe curtains undulated.
The waves rolled towards the beach.

Synonymsflap, roll, wave

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)move

Narrower (hyponym)luff

4. undulate (change) increase and decrease in volume or pitch, as if in waves

SamplesThe singer's voice undulated.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

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