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in the round

Definition of in the round

  1. 1 :  in a position that allows something to be seen from all sides <a sculpture in the round>

  2. 2 :  with a center stage surrounded by an audience <The play was presented in the round.> <a theater in the round>



Word by Word Definitions

roundplay
  1. :  having every part of the surface or circumference equidistant from the center

    :  cylindrical

    :  approximately round

  1. :  around

  1. :  something (as a circle, globe, or ring) that is round

    :  a knot of people

    :  a circle of things

  1. :  to make round

    :  to make (the lips) round and protruded (as in the pronunciation of \ü\)

    :  to pronounce with lip rounding :  labialize

  1. :  around

    :  all during :  throughout

  1. :  whisper

    :  to speak to in a whisper


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