Definition of pendulous in English:

pendulous

Syllabification: pen·du·lous
Pronunciation: /ˈpenjələs, ˈpendyə-
 
/

adjective

  • Hanging down loosely: pendulous branches
    More example sentences
    • Sourwood decks itself with pendulous seedpods, and hazelnut displays dangling catkins in early spring.
    • Analyses of the photosynthetic system in pendulous leaves such as those of Eucalyptus were also made.
    • The fringe tree is an oval-shaped single- or multitrunked native that produces pendulous panicles of white, fragrant and fringey flowers in spring.
    Synonyms
    drooping, dangling, trailing, droopy, sagging, saggy, floppy; hanging, pendent, pensile

Derivatives

pendulously

adverb
More example sentences
  • The rotor includes a plurality of pendulously mounted knife blades.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin pendulus 'hanging down' (from pendere 'hang') + -ous.

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