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rotund

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adjective ro·tund \rō-ˈtənd, ˈrō-ˌ\

Simple Definition of rotund

  • : fat and round

Full Definition of rotund

  1. 1 :  marked by roundness :  rounded

  2. 2 :  marked by fullness of sound or cadence :  orotund, sonorous <a master of rotund diction>

  3. 3 :  notably plump :  chubby

ro·tun·di·ty play \rō-ˈtən-də-tē\ noun
ro·tund·ly play \-ˈtənd-lē, ˈrō-ˌ\ adverb
ro·tund·ness play \rō-ˈtən(d)-nəs, ˈrō-ˌ\ noun

Examples of rotund

  1. <a rotund little man who, predictably, was asked to play Santa every year>

  2. <the actor's distinct baritone and his clear and rotund elocution are especially effective in dramatic readings>



Origin of rotund

Latin rotundus, probably alteration of Old Latin *retundus; akin to Latin rota wheel — more at roll


First Known Use: 1665



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