Definition of Nodding

1. Adjective. Having branches or flower heads that bend downward. "Lilacs with drooping panicles of fragrant flowers"

Exact synonyms: Cernuous, Drooping, Pendulous, Weeping
Category relationships: Biological Science, Biology
Similar to: Unerect



Definition of Nodding

1. a. Curved so that the apex hangs down; having the top bent downward.

Definition of Nodding

1. Verb. (present participle of nod) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nodding

1. nod [v] - See also: nod

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nodding

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nodalises
nodalities
nodality
nodalize
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nodally
nodated
nodation
nodations
nodded
nodder
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noddies
nodding (current term)
nodding donkey
nodding donkeys
nodding groundsel
nodding off
nodding onion
nodding spasm
nodding thistle
nodding wild onion
noddingly
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noddle
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Literary usage of Nodding

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1. The Diseases of children by James Frederic Goodhart, George Frederic Still (1905)
"HE AD -nodding—NYSTAGMUS. Head-nodding (Spasmus Nutans).—This curious affection characterised by rhythmical movements of the head associated with nystagmus ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1830)
"... Confusedly nodding through the interchange \Vith shells their black hair braided, and with plume In chorus steep'd in a strange harmony, Of many rainbow ..."

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