wraparound

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adjective

wrap·​around ˈrap-ə-ˌrau̇nd How to pronounce wraparound (audio)
1
: made to be wrapped around something and especially the body
a wraparound skirt
2
a
: shaped to follow a contour
especially : made to curve from the front around to the side
wraparound sunglasses
wraparound terraces
b
: extending laterally to the outermost limits of the field of vision
a wraparound movie screen

wraparound

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noun

1
: a garment (such as a dress) made with a full-length opening and adjusted to the figure by wrapping around
2
: an object that encircles or especially curves and laps over another

Examples of wraparound in a Sentence

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Adjective
The views are best showcased in the elegant formal dining room, the kitchen, the family room, and, of course, from the wraparound balcony that is connected to most of the communal spaces on the main level. Emma Reynolds, Robb Report, 14 Mar. 2024 The wedding weekend wrapped up on Sunday with a day party at Nikki Beach, which included dinner bites on the wraparound balcony at the Howard Hughes suite at the Eden Rock. Emily Strohm, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 See all Example Sentences for wraparound 

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1924, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of wraparound was in 1923

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“Wraparound.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wraparound. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

wraparound

adjective
wrap·​around
ˈrap-ə-ˌrau̇nd
1
: made to be wrapped around the body
a wraparound skirt
2
: made to curve from the front around to the side
wraparound sunglasses
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