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French translation of “wave”

wave

noun /weiv/
a moving ridge , larger than a ripple , moving on the surface of water
vague
rolling waves The boat was being tossed about on the waves .
a vibration travelling eg through the air
onde
radio waves sound waves light waves .
a curve or curves in the hair
ondulation
Are those waves natural ?
a (usually temporary ) rise or increase
vague
the recent crime wave a wave of violence The pain came in waves .
an act of waving
signe de la main
She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
wavy adjective (of hair ) full of waves
ondulé
Her hair is wavy, but her sister’s hair is straight .
waviness noun
ondulation(s)
wave(band) noun a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast .
bande de fréquences
wavelength noun the distance from any given point on one ( radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
longueur d’ondes
wave aside to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it
écarter d’un geste
The minister waved away any suggestion that he had acted improperly .
(Definition of wave from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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