squar·​ish | \ ˈskwer-ish How to pronounce squarish (audio) \

Definition of squarish

: somewhat square in form or appearance

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Other Words from squarish

squarishly adverb
squarishness noun

Examples of squarish in a Sentence

The dog's nose is squarish.
Recent Examples on the Web The two laptops also have slightly different profiles as a result: The Intel version's 13.5-inch screen is dimensionally smaller but has a higher 3:2 aspect ratio, so the laptop body has a taller, squarish shape when closed or opened. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Acer's Swift 3 will offer AMD and Intel versions with surprising differences," 6 Jan. 2020 Somewhat cuter is the Oxo Good Grips Compost Bin ($20), a squarish plastic affair that bears the company’s ergo-mod aesthetic and is offered in white or black. Steven Sclaroff, New York Times, "What to Do With Your Parents’ Sofa, and Other Answers to Decorating Questions," 20 Nov. 2019 One bucket arm easily visible at the storage spot lay on the ground like the trunk of a gigantic redwood, albeit one with a squarish trunk instead of a round one. Steven Litt, cleveland.com, "See dismantled Huletts on Whiskey Island: Industrial history covered in rust, greenery (photos)," 18 Aug. 2019 At the Howard County Fair on Saturday morning, the weights were initially squarish slabs of metal. Erin B. Logan, baltimoresun.com, "Tradition of mule pulling hanging on at Howard County Fair," 7 Aug. 2019 Hyena prints are splayed and meaty; African wild dog prints are squarish and tidy; baboon prints look like a small human hand with an extra palm. Ken Geiger, National Geographic, "Why walking safaris are the best way to see wildlife," 17 June 2019 Japan and Europe also get a different design for the system's case itself, modeled after the squarish PC Engine, while US customers will get the larger, rectangular TurboGrafx design. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Konami announces plug-and-play TurboGrafx-16 Mini," 12 June 2019 Momoa also gets to tap into his inner lunk, frequently bouncing off of Heard’s dutiful and squarish Mera or Wilson’s self-serious Orm with physical comedy or barbed comments about his (lack of) refinement. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Aquaman goes for broke and lands somewhere between overstuffed marine opera and cheesy comic book fun," 11 Dec. 2018 Most of this activity is then blocked out by a big, squarish expanse of opaque color — juicy orange, lavender-gray or deep aqua. Roberta Smith, Martha Schwendener, Jason Farago And Will Heinrich, New York Times, "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week," 7 Feb. 2018

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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“Squarish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squarish. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of squarish

: having a shape that is almost like a square

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