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Definition of the noun wobble

What does wobble mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: wobbles

  1. an unsteady rocking motion
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic words: motion / movement = a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    • more specific word: shimmy = an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle

Alternative definition of the noun wobble


  1. An unsteady motion.
  2. A tremulous sound.
  3. [music] A low-frequency oscillation sometimes used in dubstep

Definition of the verb wobble

What does wobble mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: wobbled | wobbling | wobbles

  1. move unsteadily
  2. move sideways or in an unsteady way
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]Sylvia fidgeted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient] into [Oblique, state]Sylvia fidgeted herself into a tizzy

      Verbs of Body-Internal Motion (with the same syntax): buck, fidget, flap, gyrate, jiggle, kick, rock, squirm, sway, teeter, totter, twitch, waggle, wiggle, wriggle.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • synonyms of wobble: careen / shift / tilt
    • more generic word: move = move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion
  3. tremble or shake

Alternative definition of the verb wobble


  1. [intransitive] To move with an uneven or rocking motion, or unsteadily to and fro.
  2. [intransitive] To tremble or quaver.
  3. [intransitive] To vacillate in one's opinions.
  4. [transitive] To cause to wobble.


  1. "Wobble" is the second single of rapper V.I.C. from his debut album Beast. The single was produced by Mr. Collipark. Before recording this song, he made a track called "Wobble" to introduce the song "Wobble". Both tracks are in the album. Atlanta's V-103 former radio personality Frank Ski is featured on the song on the intro and bridge, but isn't credited as a featured artist. The song finally made its debut on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 89 on June 2, 2011, almost three years after its release, and has since peaked at number 77. It went on to debut at number 94 on the US Billboard Hot 100 on January 7, 2012.
  2. "Wobble" is a musical single of One Piece & Dani San.
    • released on
  3. "Wobble" is a musical single of Family Force 5.
    • released on (4 years ago)


"Wobble" is an artwork by Greg Curnoe.

Phrases with Wobble

  1. to wobble
  2. Wibble-Wobble

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Wobble

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Google previewThe Naked Voice (2007)

A Wholistic Approach to Singing by W. Stephen Smith, Michael Chipman

Singing Fioratura Passages The Wobble is the key Invention for gaining the flexibility necessary to sing fioratura passages (musical sections that use rapid pitches in scales or broken chords). There is a common perception that big voices just ...

Google previewMotorcycle Accident Cause Factors and Identification of Countermeasures: Appendix (1981)

by Hugh H. Hurt, J. V. Ouellet, D. R. Thom

yotorcycle Motions wobble is the high frequency oscillation of the front mass of the motorcycle (the assembly of the front ...

Google previewPlato and Postmodernism (2009)

by Steven Shankman

The aesthetic Wobble is the ground of meaning through which bodies (the real which is always present but never available in unmediated form) and signs (the “ real”) are mediated; this is a ground that is paradoxically in motion, a moving ...

Google previewGeodesy (1985)

A Look to the Future

The Chandler wobble is a free rotational mode of the Earth. The observed period and damping of this mode have been used to constrain models of mantle anelasticity (see, e.g., Smith and Dahlen, 1981). However, the complete excitation ...

Google previewTreatise on Geophysics (2015)

Wobble is an inescapable accompaniment of nutation and vice versa.

Google previewThe Giant Encyclopedia of Circle Time and Group Activities for Children 3 to 6 (1996)

Over 600 Favorite Circle Time Activities Created by Teachers for Teachers by Kathy Charner

Wobble. Like. a. Bowl. Full. of...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

̄ Wobble the job is a current term .

Google previewThe Dictionary of Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics (2015)

by Guenter Kahl

Wobble base: The third ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Solar System (2014)

by Tilman Spohn, Doris Breuer, Torrence Johnson

The term wobble is used in a very broad ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

Wobble board (reproduced from Porter 2005 with permission). Helix Lobule External auditory meatus/canal Tympanic membrane. " white muscle white muscle a term used to describe muscle consisting mainly of fast-twitch fibres.

Google previewThe Doctors' Dictionary, 2nd edition (2011)

A medical dictionary written by a doctor for doctors by Joseph C Segen

as a defence mechanism to deflect attention from memory defects WIZARD Weekly Intervention with Zithromax® for Atherosclerosis and its Related Disorders wobble MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Nonstandard base pairing at the 3rd nucleotide ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

wobble n. ' [20C+] (Irish) shaving lather, [the stirring of the lather before its use] wobble n.2 (also wobble-weed) [1980s+] (US drugs) phen- ...

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Quotes about Wobble

There's no wobble in Bush. If anything, the opposite. Right after hello, the next words out of his mouth are: I've never been more convinced that the decisions I made are the right decisions. (Rich Lowry)
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Scrabble value of W4O1B3B3L1E1

The value of this 6-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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