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"wooden" in British English

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woodenadjective

uk   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.

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  • wooden adjective (AWKWARD)

disapproving used to ​describebehaviour that is ​awkward or ​shows little ​expression: She gave a wooden smile to the ​camera. I ​thought the ​leadactor gave ​rather a wooden performance.
(Definition of wooden from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wooden" in American English

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woodenadjective

 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 ​lackingexpression: She’s a wooden ​speaker.
(Definition of wooden from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wooden”
in Arabic خَشَبي…
in Korean 나무로 만든…
in Portuguese de madeira, de pau…
in Catalan de fusta…
in Japanese 木製の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 木头, 木制的…
in Turkish tahta, ağaç, ahşap…
in Russian деревянный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 木頭, 木製的…
in Italian di legno…
in Polish drewniany…
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