rotund

adjective
ro·​tund | \ rō-ˈtənd How to pronounce rotund (audio) , ˈrō-ˌtənd\

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

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Other Words from rotund

rotundity \ rō-​ˈtən-​də-​tē How to pronounce rotundity (audio) \ noun
rotundly \ rō-​ˈtənd-​lē How to pronounce rotundly (audio) , ˈrō-​ˌtənd-​ \ adverb
rotundness \ rō-​ˈtən(d)-​nəs How to pronounce rotundness (audio) , ˈrō-​ˌtənd-​ \ noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for rotund

Synonyms

blubbery, chubby, corpulent, fat, fleshy, full, gross, lardy, obese, overweight, plump, podgy [chiefly British], portly, pudgy, replete, roly-poly, round, tubby

Antonyms

lean, skinny, slender, slim, spare, thin

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Examples of rotund in a Sentence

a rotund little man who, predictably, was asked to play Santa every year the actor's distinct baritone and his clear and rotund elocution are especially effective in dramatic readings

First Known Use of rotund

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for rotund

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

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rotund

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of rotund

literary + humorous : fat and round

rotund

adjective
ro·​tund | \ rō-ˈtənd How to pronounce rotund (audio) \

Kids Definition of rotund

1 : somewhat round

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