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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Size: 4 to 6 feet tall and wide USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9 Green Mound (Buxus hybrid 'Green Mound') This plant has a natural rounded shape. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "20 Best Boxwood Shrubs to Plant in Your Garden," 14 Feb. 2019 But all of the hats had one thing in common: an indention carved into the bottom, which matches the rounded top of the statues' heads. Kiona N. Smith, Ars Technica, "How does a preindustrial society put a 13-ton hat on a statue?," 5 June 2018 The Look: Avoid adding layers to the length and don't make the bangs a rounded shape (i.e. longer on the sides) — simply keep it straight. Chris Parente, Allure, "8 Modern Haircut Ideas That Work Brilliantly for Asian Hair Types," 15 May 2019 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

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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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