pear-shaped

adjective
\ ˈper-ˌshāpt How to pronounce pear-shaped (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Pear-shaped.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pear-shaped. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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pear-shaped

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How to pronounce pear-shaped (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pear-shaped

: shaped like a pear

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