rhom·​bus | \ ˈräm-bəs How to pronounce rhombus (audio) \
plural rhombuses or rhombi\ ˈräm-​ˌbī How to pronounce rhombus (audio) , -​ˌbē \

Definition of rhombus

: a parallelogram with four equal sides and sometimes one with no right angles

Examples of rhombus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Well, turns out, the love triangle has turned back into a love rhombus. Elizabeth Wagmeister, Variety, 14 Mar. 2022 Even dopey Nate or clueless Brooklynite Dan could, under duress, have picked out a cleavage-rhombus dress for fair Serena. Jessica Goldstein, Vulture, 13 Aug. 2021 Outside there’s a rotating 3-D laser projector that can cast light in the shape of a rhombus that’s up to 1,650 square feet large above the pool. Helena Madden, Robb Report, 10 May 2021 In the other two videos, Sabur uses a wooden rhombus to frame objects on the ground (a cast full-face mask) or in the sky (the planet Mars). Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2020 Each arches outward over the dash with more concentric rhombuses directing the airflow. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 17 Feb. 2020 Would not the areas of the mini-triangle and the area of the rhombus adjacent to it, combined, make for another triangle? Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, 31 Jan. 2020 The building’s shape was then closer to a rhombus, according to Valentine. Yvette Orozco, Houston Chronicle, 5 Sep. 2019 For more than a decade, Australian engineers working under the name Rotary Engine Development Agency have developed a new design of rotary engine that is based on a deforming rhombus rather than the conventional triangular rotors. Matthew Jancer, Popular Mechanics, 18 Jan. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of rhombus

circa 1560, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rhombus

Latin, from Greek rhombos piece of wood whirled on a string, lozenge, from rhembein to whirl

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“Rhombus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhombus. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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rhom·​bus | \ ˈräm-bəs How to pronounce rhombus (audio) \

Kids Definition of rhombus

: a parallelogram whose sides are equal in length

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