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noo•dle



Pronunciation: (nOOd'l), [key]
n.
a narrow strip of unleavened egg dough that has been rolled thin and dried, boiled, and served alone or in soups, casseroles, etc.; a ribbon-shaped pasta.

noo•dle



Pronunciation: (nOOd'l), [key]
n.
1. Slang.the head.
2. a fool or simpleton.

noo•dle



Pronunciation: (nOOd'l), [key]
v., -dled, -dling.


v.i.
1. to improvise a musical passage in a casual manner, esp. as a warm-up exercise.
2. Informal.
a. to play; toy: to noodle with numbers as a hobby.
b. to improvise, experiment, or think creatively: The writers noodled for a week and came up with a better idea for the ad campaign.

v.t.
1. Informal.
a. to manipulate or tamper with: She denied that she had noodled the statistics to get a favorable result.
b. to make or devise freely as an exercise or experiment (sometimes fol. by up): The architects noodled up a model of a solar house.
2. noodle around, Informal.to play, experiment, or improvise.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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