Definition of rotunda
1 : a round building; especially : one covered by a dome
2a : a large round roomb : a large central area (as in a hotel)
Examples of rotunda in a Sentence
We stood inside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building.
Recent Examples of rotunda from the Web
Pedro Paredes joins hundreds of protesters lining the balconies of the state Capitol rotunda in Austin, Texas, on Monday, May 29.
A Shark Bank People's Choice Event is open to the public at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, in the first floor of the rotunda at Heinen's, 900 Euclid Ave.
The mausoleum also includes the sarcophagus of General Eremia Grigorescu, who died in 1919, and a rotunda containing the flags of the Romanian units who fought at Marasesti.
Thousands of people filed into the Ohio Statehouse rotunda to pay their respects before Glenn's body was flown to Delaware, its first stop on the way to Arlington National Cemetery.
On Tuesday, about 200 people gathered inside the cavernous rotunda of the Bronx County Courthouse, where the mayor fielded dozens of questions about...
The show, staged in and around the two-floor rotunda of the Met’s Robert Lehman Wing, contains over 150 pieces, dating from the early 20th century to the present, created by every elite fashion house on the planet, from Christian Dior to Valentino.
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Origin and Etymology of rotunda
Italian rotonda, from Latin rotunda, feminine of rotundus
First Known Use: circa 1566
ROTUNDA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rotunda for English Language Learners
: a large, round room and especially one covered by a dome
Medical Definition of rotunda
—see fenestra rotunda
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