round-shouldered

adjective

round-shoul·​dered ˈrau̇n(d)-ˌshōl-dərd How to pronounce round-shouldered (audio)
: having the shoulders stooping or rounded

Examples of round-shouldered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The body is round-shouldered, the cockpit is wide, the instruments are marked in italic typefaces, plastic interior details are shiny black—this from the company that, in the early Seventies, originated the fashion of flat-black trim instead of chrome. Patrick Bedard, Car and Driver, 19 Aug. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1586, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of round-shouldered was in 1586

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“Round-shouldered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/round-shouldered. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

round-shouldered

adjective
round-shoul·​dered
ˈrau̇n(d)-ˈshōl-dərd
: having the shoulders stooping or rounded

Medical Definition

round-shouldered

adjective
round-shoul·​dered ˈrau̇n(d)-ˈshōl-dərd How to pronounce round-shouldered (audio)
: having the shoulders stooping or rounded
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