Meaning of “wooden” in the English Dictionary

"wooden" in British English

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uk /ˈwʊd.ən/ us /ˈwʊd.ən/

wooden adjective (WOOD)

A2 made of wood:

The house was surrounded by a tall, wooden fence.
Stir the mixture with a wooden spoon.

More examples

  • We could hear the clump of his feet on the wooden floor.
  • This wooden instrument is the ancestor of the modern metal flute.
  • The top of the wooden chest was inlaid with ivory.
  • Her eyes rested on a small wooden box at the back of the shop.
  • The floor is held up by wooden supports.

(Definition of “wooden” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wooden" in American English

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us /ˈwʊd·ən/

wooden adjective (MADE OF HARD MATERIAL)

[ not gradable ] made of wood:

They ate at a long wooden table.

wooden adjective (AWKWARD)

stiff and awkward, or lacking expression:

She’s a wooden speaker.

(Definition of “wooden” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)