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wave

noun /weiv/
a moving ridge, larger than a ripple, moving on the surface of water
ola
rolling waves The boat was being tossed about on the waves.
a vibration travelling eg through the air
onda
radio waves sound waves light waves.
a curve or curves in the hair
onda, ondulación
Are those waves natural?
a (usually temporary) rise or increase
ola
the recent crime wave a wave of violence The pain came in waves.
an act of waving
señal/saludo/ademán con la mano
She recognized me, and gave me a wave.
wavy adjective ( comparative wavier, superlative waviest) (of hair) full of waves
ondulado
Her hair is wavy, but her sister’s hair is straight.
waviness noun
ondulación
wave noun ( waveband) (physics ) a range of wavelengths on which eg radio signals are broadcast.
banda de ondas/frecuencias
wavelength noun (physics ) the distance from any given point on one (radio etc) wave to the corresponding point on the next.
longitud de onda
wave aside phrasal verb to dismiss (a suggestion etc) without paying much attention to it
rechazar, desechar, apartar
The minister waved aside any suggestion that he had acted improperly.
(Definition of wave from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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