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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Attach the power wires to the brass terminal screws so the rounded hooks point clockwise. Roy Berendson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Wire a Light Switch," 17 Oct. 2018 Most people request short, rounded square nails at the salon, according to our expert. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The Easy Way to Figure Out Which Nail Shape Looks Best on You," 10 Jan. 2019 Wecht determined the injuries were evidence of blunt force trauma suggesting Zahau may have been bludgeoned with a hard, possibly rounded object that may have led to her losing consciousness before her death. Lyndsay Winkley,, "Well-known pathologist testifies in trial that Zahau was strangled," 12 Mar. 2018 With a streamlined, yet fully functioning keyboard, concave keys have lightly rounded edge that let your fingers glide. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "One of Logitech's Best Mice Is Going for Cheap on Amazon," 7 Nov. 2017 The Vivosmart 4 stands out as the most well-rounded fitness tracker at the attractive price of $129. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Garmin Vivosmart 4 review: An affordable band for easy fitness, SpO2 data," 27 Oct. 2018 Built in 1952, this three-bedroom nautilus of a home, designed by architecture icon Frank Lloyd Wright for his son, is one of a handful of rounded designs that foreshadows the contours of the Guggenheim Museum. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "Rethinking the modern house museum," 12 Oct. 2018 The sojourn exposed him to Socialist Realism and upended his own style, which thereafter became more rounded and naturalistic, focused less on historical figures and more on contemporary images of work and toil. James Panero, WSJ, "‘Charles White: A Retrospective’ Review: Shimmering Black History Brought to Life," 27 June 2018 Yet over the course of three seasons with the Bluejays, Thomas developed into a well-rounded wing prospect with the potential to slot into an NBA team’s rotation as a functional, two-way role player. Chris Johnson,, "2018 NBA Draft: Khyri Thomas Scouting Report and Highlights," 15 June 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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