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Definition of wooden adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] made of wood a wooden box
  2. 2not showing enough natural expression, emotion, or movement synonym stiff The actor playing the father was too wooden. Her voice sounded wooden and lifeless as she struggled to control her feelings.
adverb She speaks her lines very woodenly.
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: wooden

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