rotunda

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noun ro·tun·da \rō-ˈtən-də\

Definition of rotunda

  1. 1 :  a round building; especially :  one covered by a dome

  2. 2 a :  a large round room b :  a large central area (as in a hotel)

Examples of rotunda in a sentence

  1. We stood inside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building.

Origin and Etymology of rotunda

Italian rotonda, from Latin rotunda, feminine of rotundus


First Known Use: 1645


ROTUNDA Defined for English Language Learners

rotunda

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noun ro·tun·da \rō-ˈtən-də\

Definition of rotunda for English Language Learners

  • : a large, round room and especially one covered by a dome


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