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Definition of "undulate" []

  • To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion. (verb-transitive)
  • To give a wavelike appearance or form to. (verb-transitive)
  • To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion. See Synonyms at swing. (verb-intransitive)
  • To have a wavelike appearance or form. (verb-intransitive)
  • To increase and decrease in volume or pitch as if in waves. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "undulate" in a sentence
  • "These flat, white, square pieces of audio equipment--"They almost remind you of an empty white canvas," says Rudolf Frieling, SFMOMA's curator of media arts, who curated this piece -- rotate and undulate gracefully on pivot points, randomly directing laser-like beams of sound from the fifth-floor pedestrian bridge, which sits just under the museum's iconic circular skylight."
  • "With the precision placement of bricks made possible by a robot, it ought to be possible to build a flat wall that would undulate in 3D when viewed as a stereogram."
  • "The only part that required much thought was generating the floor polygons, which undulate back and forth between two shapes."