round·​ish ˈrau̇n-dish How to pronounce roundish (audio)
: somewhat round

Examples of roundish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Impact craters, unlike other roundish holes in the ground, say from ancient collapsed volcanoes, will often cause specific anomalies in magnetic and gravitational fields. Anna Funk, Discover Magazine, 12 Feb. 2019 The storage unit is perfect for round (or roundish) bottles, which make the most use of the space. Mary Cornetta, Better Homes & Gardens, 16 Sep. 2022 There’s a roundish globe, a more triangular bulb, and an oval shape. WIRED, 5 Sep. 2022 When baked to perfection, Savillum resembles a roundish pancake or omelet, slightly yellowish and with an overcooked surface. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 24 May 2022 The ubiquitous Weber Kettle, a roundish charcoal grill, has long been a patio staple and for many Americans was their first grill, and for many remains the only choice. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 7 June 2022 Ffrolla sfogliatella is roundish and stuffed with the same ingredients but wrapped in shortcrust pastry. Silvia Marchetti, CNN, 26 Apr. 2022 Pears are definitely another example of something that is roundish. Sean McGowan, The New Yorker, 9 Mar. 2022 On a cold Saturday night in late 1977, firefighters and police had responded to calls about a roundish, reddish object with blinking lights that hovered above the treetops in a public park, then dumped a bright mass onto the ground. Chantel Tattoli, Wired, 18 Feb. 2022

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'roundish.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1545, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roundish was in 1545

Dictionary Entries Near roundish

Cite this Entry

“Roundish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

More from Merriam-Webster on roundish

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!