Definition of wooden adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwʊdn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwʊdn//
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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.
  3. Extra examples His likeness in this painting is curiously wooden. The director gets only wooden performances from the actors. The film has wooden acting and an appalling script.
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