rotund

adjective ro·tund \ rō-ˈtənd , ˈrō-ˌ \

Definition of rotund

1 :marked by roundness :rounded
2 :marked by fullness of sound or cadence :orotund, sonorous
  • a master of rotund diction
3 :notably plump :chubby

rotundity

play \rō-ˈtən-də-tē\ noun

rotundly

play \-ˈtənd-lē, ˈrō-ˌ\ adverb

rotundness

play \rō-ˈtən(d)-nəs, ˈrō-ˌ\ noun

Examples of rotund in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of rotund

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


ROTUND Defined for English Language Learners

rotund

adjective

Definition of rotund for English Language Learners

  • : fat and round


ROTUND Defined for Kids

rotund

adjective ro·tund \ rō-ˈtənd \

Definition of rotund for Students

1 :somewhat round
2 :1plump


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