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- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈwɑbl̩/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈwɒbl̩/
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- Rhymes: -ɒbəl
wobble (plural wobbles)
- An unsteady motion.
- The fat man walked down the street with a wobble.
- 2011 October 29, Neil Johnston, “Norwich 3 - 3 Blackburn”, in BBC Sport:
- That should have been that, but Hart caught a dose of the Hennessey wobbles and spilled Adlene Guedioura's long-range shot.
- A tremulous sound.
- (music) A low-frequency oscillation sometimes used in dubstep
- (genetics) A variation in the third nucleotide of a codon that codes for a specific aminoacid
- (intransitive) To move with an uneven or rocking motion, or unsteadily to and fro.
- 1982, Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything, page 24:
- The apparition wobbled in front of Arthur's eyes, though the truth of the matter is probably that Arthur's eyes were wobbling in front of the apparition. His mouth wobbled as well.
- 2013 July 6, “The rise of smart beta”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8843, page 68:
- Investors face a quandary. Cash offers a return of virtually zero in many developed countries; government-bond yields may have risen in recent weeks but they are still unattractive. Equities have suffered two big bear markets since 2000 and are wobbling again. It is hardly surprising that pension funds, insurers and endowments are searching for new sources of return.
- (intransitive) To tremble or quaver.
- (intransitive) To vacillate in one's opinions.
- (transitive) To cause to wobble.
move with an uneven or rocking motion
cause to wobble