Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To move or rotate with an uneven or rocking motion or unsteadily from side to side.
  • intransitive verb To tremble or quaver.
  • intransitive verb To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
  • intransitive verb To cause to wobble.
  • noun The act or an instance of wobbling; unsteady motion.
  • noun A tremulous, uncertain tone or sound.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See wabble.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb See wabble.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun An unsteady motion.
  • noun A tremulous sound.
  • noun music A low-frequency oscillation sometimes used in dubstep
  • verb intransitive To move with an uneven or rocking motion, or unsteadily to and fro.
  • verb intransitive To tremble or quaver.
  • verb intransitive To vacillate in one's opinions.
  • verb transitive To cause to wobble.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb move unsteadily
  • noun an unsteady rocking motion
  • verb move sideways or in an unsteady way
  • verb tremble or shake

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

Examples

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  • I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.

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  • I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.

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  • I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.

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  • I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.

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  • I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.

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  • I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.

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  • I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.

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  • I prefer the term wobble, as in the Southern Wobble, the Pacific Decadal Wobble, etc., as that better fits the actual behavior.

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  • 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'.

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Comments

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  • It’s the fourth leg of the table that causes the wobble.

    February 14, 2008