rounded

adjective

round·​ed ˈrau̇n-dəd How to pronounce rounded (audio)
1
: made round : flowing rather than jagged or angular
2
: fully developed
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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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Rounded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rounded. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

rounded

adjective
round·​ed ˈrau̇n-dəd How to pronounce rounded (audio)
: curving or round in shape
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