American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
- v. To tremble or quaver: The child's voice wobbled with emotion.
- v. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
- v. To cause to wobble.
- n. The act or an instance of wobbling; unsteady motion.
- n. A tremulous, uncertain tone or sound: a vocal wobble.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See wabble.
- n. An unsteady motion.
- n. A tremulous sound.
- n. music A low-frequency oscillation sometimes used in dubstep
- v. intransitive To move with an uneven or rocking motion, or unsteadily to and fro.
- v. intransitive To tremble or quaver.
- v. intransitive To vacillate in one's opinions.
- v. transitive To cause to wobble.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. See wabble.
- v. move unsteadily
- n. an unsteady rocking motion
- v. move sideways or in an unsteady way
- v. tremble or shake
- Probably from Low German wabbeln; see webh- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.”
“We do our best to show the world our best, for fear of what might be the consequence were we to admit we are 'in wobble'.”
“If the head wobbles, use a butane lighter to carefully reheat the glue holding the insert and rotate both insert and broadhead together until the wobble is tamed.”
“Sometimes the wobble is mild, sometimes it can knock me right out of orbit.”
“The sonic wobble is captured in two ways: by carefully recording the results of gentle coaxing and by expressing the wobble frequency as physically powerful base tones.”
“The ability to spit death and make your knees wobble is always a great duo and these poster girls for the Free world are out there keeping it safe today.”
“Economists said the political transition in Colombia could cause a short-term wobble in the peso currency and local TES debt markets.”
“The dramatic "vote Clegg, get IMF" alert - predicting panic in the financial markets and a sterling "wobble" - was the party's starkest warning yet of economic collapse if there is no decisive result on May 6.”
“Petite – enjoy it, even the shit bits because take it from me and no doubt all your readers with chidlren over 12 – throwing a baby wobble is nothing compared to a phone call from the school wanting to ‘discuss’ your teenager.”
“If you haven't been watching all afternoon, it took a wobble, which is really common in tropical systems like that.”
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