rotund

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adjective ro·tund \rō-ˈtənd, ˈrō-ˌ\

Definition of rotund

  1. 1 :  marked by roundness :  rounded

  2. 2 :  marked by fullness of sound or cadence :  orotund, sonorous <a master of rotund diction>

  3. 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>

Origin and Etymology of rotund

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


First Known Use: 1665


ROTUND Defined for English Language Learners

rotund

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adjective ro·tund \rō-ˈtənd, ˈrō-ˌ\

Definition of rotund for English Language Learners

  • : fat and round


ROTUND Defined for Kids

rotund

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adjective ro·tund \rō-ˈtənd\

Definition of rotund for Students

  1. 1 :  somewhat round

  2. 2 :  1plump



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