noddle
Noun

noddle (plural noddles)

  1. (UK, informal) The head; the part of the body of an animal or human which contains the brain, mouth and main sense organs.
  2. (UK, informal) The head as the seat of mental capacity or intellect.
  3. (obsolete) The back of the head; nape.
Verb

noddle (noddles, present participle noddling; past and past participle noddled)

  1. (intransitive) To nod repeatedly.
Verb

noddle (noddles, present participle noddling; past and past participle noddled)

  1. Alternative form of noodle#English|noodle (“improvise musically”).
    • 1977, Musician, Player and Listener (issue 9, page 4)
      […] a rolling bass figure in 2/4 over which two semi-tuned electric guitars are noddling rhythm and blues.
    • 1987, John Schaefer, New sounds: a listener's guide to new music (page 89)
      The album is almost ruined by some muzak-style noddling for strings and keyboards.



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