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wooden Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite made or consisting of (entirely or in part) or employing wood
    • a wooden box
    • an ancient cart with wooden wheels
  2. adjective satellite lacking ease or grace
    • the actor's performance was wooden
    • a wooden smile

Wood"en adjective
  1. Made or consisting of wood; pertaining to, or resembling, wood; as, a wooden box; a wooden leg; a wooden wedding.
  2. Clumsy; awkward; ungainly; stiff; spiritless.
    When a bold man is out of countenance, he makes a very wooden figure on it. Collier.
    His singing was, I confess, a little wooden. G. MacDonald.

Webster 1913