Definition of wooden in English:

wooden

Syllabification: wood·en
Pronunciation: /ˈwo͝odn
 
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adjective

  • 1Made of wood: a wooden spoon she closed the heavy wooden door
    More example sentences
    • Around one corner was a thick wooden door with a barred window that begged inspection.
    • Voices and footsteps were heard from outside the thick wooden doors that led to the dining room.
    • Darleys is the restaurant in the rather grand old wooden house next door to Lilianfels hotel.
    Synonyms
    wood, timber, woody; ligneous

Derivatives

woodenly

adverb
sense 2.
More example sentences
  • I am quite mesmerised - when not having to take snap-shots for the Professor and his wife, who repeatedly rush out with their old-fashioned, toy-like camera and pose woodenly before fleeing back into the warmth.
  • He refuses to cite legislative history, woodenly following the ‘text’ rather than deferring to clear statements of what Congressional leaders intended to do.
  • Apart from the fairy tale Arslanian uses to frame the beginning and end of the play - a woodenly metaphoric device I could have done without - this is for the most part slick, tragic entertainment.

woodenness

noun
sense 2.
More example sentences
  • But it is when you realise that this has done nothing to increase the acting average that the woodenness of the performances becomes truly evident.
  • Against the varnished woodenness of Moore, though, that's something.
  • A number of explanations for this have been offered, including Ford's woodenness as a speaker and, possibly, less than sterling writing.

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