pear-shaped

adjective \ ˈper-ˌshāpt \

Definition of pear-shaped

1 :having an oval shape markedly tapering at one end
2 of a vocal tone :free from harshness, thinness, or nasality

First Known Use of pear-shaped

1731



PEAR-SHAPED Defined for English Language Learners

pear-shaped

adjective

Definition of pear-shaped for English Language Learners

  • : shaped like a pear


Learn More about pear-shaped


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pear-shaped? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!