\ ˈrau̇n(t)s \
plural -s

Definition of rounce

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a handle by which the bed of a hand printing press is run in under the platen and out again also : the whole apparatus for moving the bed under the platen
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Definition of rounce (Entry 2 of 2)

: to be agitated : flounce around : fuss mother is kind of rouncing round, all right— Sinclair Lewis

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First Known Use of rounce


1683, in the meaning defined above

Intransitive verb

circa 1500, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rounce


Dutch rondse, rons, probably from rond round, from Middle French, from Old French roont (feminine roonde)

Intransitive verb

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“Rounce.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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