round·​ed | \ ˈrau̇n-dəd How to pronounce rounded (audio) \

Definition of rounded

1 : made round : flowing rather than jagged or angular
2 : fully developed

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Other Words from rounded

roundedness noun

Examples of rounded in a Sentence

a countertop with rounded corners a wine with a rounded character The novel gives a rounded picture of life as an illegal immigrant in the U.S.
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At Balenciaga, there were rounded shoulders, and at Givenchy, candy-cane curves that projected jackets up to the ears. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "The 7 Biggest Trends of the Fall 2019 Season," 12 Mar. 2019 Narrow and ending at a rounded point, this shape elongates your hands and makes them look more slender. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The Easy Way to Figure Out Which Nail Shape Looks Best on You," 10 Jan. 2019 Determine the size of your fort and gather and pack your snow mound into a small, rounded hill. Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "How to Build a Better Snow Fort," 18 Dec. 2018 Drivers heading north on I-5, just before the James Street exit sign, can catch a fleeting glimpse of its graceful, broad-rounded crown of branches that sweep downward to the ground. Erik Lacitis, The Seattle Times, "‘It has a story to tell’: How a descendant of Napoleon’s willow tree took root on a Seattle hillside," 30 Oct. 2018 The keyboard cover looks really strange with rounded keys, but the good news is that is has a physical connection to the tablet via pogo pins. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Coming soon from Google: The Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, Pixel Slate, and more," 7 Oct. 2018 Avoid blades with rounded, shallow serrations, and don’t be wooed by brands that brag about having a high number of them. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Bread Knives, According to Kitchen Cutlery Experts," 15 Jan. 2019 The sheer unlined cups give a smooth, rounded, seam-free shape to the bust that's invisible under clothes. Cora Harrington, Allure, "Ask a Lingerie Expert: What Is the Best Bra for Staying Cool on Hot, Sweaty Days?," 4 Sep. 2018 To see its curved train topped by a rounded veil (said to be inspired by a humble coal scuttle) illuminated by a shaft of sunlight coming through a window with a similarly arched shape was to experience a holy trinity of fashion, art, and meaning. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "“Heavenly Bodies” Is Officially the Met’s No. 1 Exhibit of All Time," 11 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of rounded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of rounded was in the 15th century

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English Language Learners Definition of rounded

: having a round or curving shape
: fully developed

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