roundel

noun
roun·​del | \ ˈrau̇n-dᵊl How to pronounce roundel (audio) \

Definition of roundel

1 : a round figure or object (such as a circular panel, window, or niche)
b : an English modified rondeau

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Examples of roundel in a Sentence

the windows in the colonial-era statehouse are roundels
Recent Examples on the Web The Warthog also features the U.S. Army Air Force roundel painted on each of the engine nacelles housing the TF-34 engines. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch A-10 Warthogs Fly While Rocking Retro Paint Jobs," 11 Mar. 2021 One of the most important details of the painting is the roundel that the young man holds. Town & Country, "Sotheby’s is Selling the Ultimate Renaissance Painting," 21 Jan. 2021 But when and why the roundel was added remain points of contention. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "One of the Last Privately Owned Botticelli Portraits Could Fetch $80 Million," 25 Sep. 2020 Botticelli painted the noble sitter but the roundel — a circular disc used as a symbol — depicts a saint and is an original 14th-century work attributed to the Sienese painter Bartolommeo Bulgarini. Mark Kennedy, USA TODAY, "Portrait by Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli expected to auction for more than $80M," 24 Sep. 2020 Botticelli painted the noble sitter but the roundel — a circular disc used as a symbol — depicts a saint and is an original 14th-century work attributed to the Sienese painter Bartolommeo Bulgarini. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, "Portrait by Renaissance master expected to soar past $80M," 24 Sep. 2020 Although everyone who approached us immediately recognized the BMW roundel on the B7's nose and rump, the Alpina lettering on the blue brake calipers and the bottom of the front bumper is a mystery to non-enthusiasts. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 BMW Alpina B7 Upends the 7-Series Hierarchy," 9 Sep. 2020 Bennett knew how to illuminate all of the combustible ambition and terror of the audition process, allowing us to watch the dancers compete in an exhausting roundel of tryout leaps and toe-drops. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "‘A Chorus Line’ is back, and you’ll enjoy the new spring in its step.," 7 Nov. 2019 The mosque years also show themselves in the bold flowing lines of Arabic calligraphy on hanging roundels near the second level and in the beautiful marble mihrab, indicating the direction of Mecca. National Geographic, "This heavenly building served as both church and mosque," 22 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of roundel

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for roundel

Middle English, from Anglo-French rondel, roundel, from rund round — more at round

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The first known use of roundel was in the 14th century

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“Roundel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/roundel. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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roundel

noun

English Language Learners Definition of roundel

chiefly British : a round figure or object

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