round·ed | \ˈrau̇n-dəd \

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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From above, the floating island juts out into the water in a rounded triangular shape and creates a Where’s Waldo tableau with hoards of people gathered around the geometric pools. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "BIG-designed harbor bath opens in Aarhus, Denmark," 9 July 2018 Using a 1/2-cup or 1-cup measure, depending on the number of servings, mold the spiced oats into rounded shapes and place in serving bowls. Sally Singer, Vogue, "Hollywood’s Favorite Detox Resort Launches a Delicious Vegetarian Cookbook," 13 June 2018 Brooks had more than 1,000 yards rushing last season as a parttime running back in Chandler's potent, well-rounded offense. Richard Obert, azcentral, "Running wild: Top 10 RBs for 2018 Arizona high school football season," 11 June 2018 There are a few characteristics that humans find particularly adorable across species: big, forward-facing eyes, floppy and unstable limbs, and a soft, rounded body shape. Elaina Zachos, National Geographic, "This Is the Age When Puppies Are the Cutest, According to Science," 16 May 2018 On the other wall, a short, shallow counter with rounded edges sat awkwardly in the middle of the space, offering little in the way of storage or counter space. Michelle Higgins, New York Times, "Making the Most of a Tiny Kitchen on a Tiny Budget," 15 May 2018 The broad, rounded shape of the Hawaiian islands and the nature of their eruptions are due to basaltic magma. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Here’s what’s going on with Hawaii’s erupting volcano," 11 May 2018 That is why aircraft windows now are designed with a rounded shape. Tom Avril,, "Engineers: Southwest jet likely felled by fatigue, failure of engine's 'bulletproof vest'," 18 Apr. 2018 Drop dough by rounded tablespoons at 2 inches apart (these cookies spread) on the baking sheets. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "In Good Taste: Bake special cookies for mom this Mother's Day," 6 May 2018

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First Known Use of rounded

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of rounded

: having a round or curving shape

: fully developed

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