In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Charlotte Church shot to fame as the little schoolgirl with the big wobbly voice.
- A small, wobbly voice cut through the comforting blackness and oblivion, just audible above the constant hiss of the waves breaking on the slimy, moss-covered stone outside.
- The voice in my head is wobbly and hesitant but it seems to echo slightly as I freeze in utter astonishment.
- Her voice was wobbly and shaky, she sniffed a bit and changed how she sat again.
- ‘I'm a princess,’ she said in a wobbly voice before putting her thumb in her mouth.
- His voice was wobbly when he spoke, and he was barely able to form the words on his tongue.
- In Dragoni's first big scene she was wobbly, her voice broke, she tried singing lower, and crumbled on every big note.
- Again, her pitch was very wobbly and she was trying way too hard to trill it.
- He raised his wobbly voice and began talking in tangents about why he wrote the article.
- This British musical certainly holds its own against Hollywood rivals of the same era, although the chorus lines tend to be slightly wobbly.
- His deep, strong southern voice was getting wobbly, and his eyes welled as the realization of his firing a few weeks earlier sunk in.
- The voice was wobbly and anxious and seemed to be issuing from the coatroom in the corner of the grand sitting room.
- Her voice is squeaky and wobbly, the voice of a dithering matron, not a singer; her timing is distracted and irregular.
- The little girl's voice was wobbly as she cried.
- I hoped he hadn't noticed how wobbly my voice was.
- Between their thick and wobbly tones and my horrible drawl, it's been a struggle.
- Alexander Tekeliev's bass was a good clear voice, on the light side, but a welcome distance from the thick wobbly basses who manage to hit every and no note with their vast spongy vibratos.
- ‘Please,’ she begged, and her voice was wobbly and high, as if she was struggling not to cry.
2(wheel/tooth) flojo(chair/table) poco firme(chair/table) que se tambaleahe's still a bit wobbly — aún se siente un poco débil
- my legs are wobbly — me tiemblan las piernas
- Because no rifle - not even a match-tuned masterpiece of the gunsmith's art - can shoot off a rickety, wobbly bench.
- It would seem that my hands may have been a tad shaky, or the flooring in the old legion was wobbly, causing the pictures to be fuzzy.
- It took slow, wobbly steps, cantering to one side every time it stepped with its front left foot.
- There was a concrete floor and wobbly chairs.
- One was moving very erratically, back and forth in a wobbly motion.
- On the other hand, the arias, despite some dangerously unstable passages and wobbly intonation from the orchestra, were excellent.
- Most of the shots on Friday night were static, and when they weren't, they were wobbly.
- Rico dribbled down the center not bothering to look up at his other teammates until Riley stole the ball from him, and threw a wobbly pass all the way down to the other side of the court.
- More minor things also contribute, like pitted headsets, untrue wheels, wobbly tires and out-of-balance wheels.
- Maybe you should re-spike your studs to your silt, because they were wobbly in the first place.
- Would you guys seriously consider putting bungees on say, the wobbly front wheel of your car?
- It got off to a shaky start, what with wobbly bridges and collapsing domes.
- He did the odd bit of crime solving too of course but that always came a poor second to the mayhem he caused by moving a pen across a room in a wobbly way using only his cloak of invisibility, some strong thread and an intricate pulley system.
- Carefully transfer to the oven and bake for about 50 minutes, until the centre is still wobbly but the edges set.
- You pack all your worldly goods into the car, travel to a muddy field, transfer all your worldly goods into a wobbly tin box on wheels and then sit and wait for the monsoon to begin.
- This is a New York institution, complete with supercilious staff, wobbly tables covered with red and white chequered tablecloths and walls lined with faded photos of prize fighters.
- It's only the e-commerce equivalent of an electronic shopping cart developing a wobbly wheel, so you can only make it turn left - just like a real shopping cart.
nounPlural wobblies, Plural Wobblies
- If the Prime Minister said that he would like darts to become a recognised sport, would the Minister for Sport and Tourism throw a wobbly?
- It helps to pass away those long hours stuck on a plane or stuck in some foreign airport due to traffic controllers throwing a wobbly.
- Gloria is liable to throw a wobbly at the mere mention of ‘four eyes’.
- I had a fight with Josh, and threw a wobbly with everyone else to get my own way.
- It's reassuring, in a way, when these technological things throw a wobbly.
- And when my grand-children cluster round me and ask what it was like when he threw a wobbly on a daytime chatshow, what a story I will have to tell.
- Take this one insurance company, for example, which last week threw a wobbly over the £2m pay-off for, former British Airways boss.
- Then for some reason my PC decided to throw a wobbly.
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