round·​ish | \ ˈrau̇n-dish How to pronounce roundish (audio) \

Definition of roundish

: somewhat round

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The boreal owl's roundish face is disk-shaped, like a radar antenna bouncing the slightest rustle of twigs to the owl's ears. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "During long summer days in Alaska, Boreal owls perform by daylight," 30 June 2018 American dippers, roundish birds that feed underwater year-round, live near many hot springs and the unfrozen creeks the warm water enables. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, "Finding a steaming oasis, isolated and remote: A look at Alaska’s hot springs," 14 Apr. 2018 Osiris-Rex should reach the small, roundish asteroid next year and, in 2020, collect some of its gravel for return to Earth. Washington Post, "NASA’s asteroid chaser swings by Earth on way to space rock," 22 Sep. 2017 These fronds, or leaves, are produced in two forms: the sterile fronds that are roundish and grow flat at the base of the plant, and the fertile fronds that grow outward resembling stag antlers, giving the fern its name. Dan Gill,, "How to revive a dying staghorn fern," 16 Sep. 2017 Those that do not look roundish. The team report that more than 80% of the macrophages treated with lipopolysaccharide and then saline grew long pseudopods. The Economist, "Molecular biologyFaking cellular suicide could help control inflammation," 14 Sep. 2017 The 66-year-old Watanabe, a roundish fellow who talks in a kind of sardonic rumble, walks with all the grace of a sake barrel. Gilles Mingasson, Smithsonian, "Why Mount Fuji Endures As a Powerful Force in Japan," 29 May 2017 Two tomato problems: little hard scars or rings of slasher-like cracks on the top of the tomatoes and/or roundish black rotten spots on the sides. Ellen Nibali,, "Garden Q&A: Tomato problems," 22 Aug. 2017 In 1989, the Voyager 2 spacecraft observed a Great Dark Spot—a roundish cyclone—that rivaled Jupiter’s Great Red Spot in size and bested it in windspeed. National Geographic, "Strange Storm as Wide as Earth Appears on Neptune," 4 Aug. 2017

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1545, in the meaning defined above

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formidable, illustrious, or eminent

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