- having the shape of a pear; tapering near the top and bulging toward the base or bottom: a pear-shaped vase.
- (of a vocal tone) clear, resonant, and without harshness; full-bodied.
Origin of pear-shaped
First recorded in 1750–60
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Examples from the Web for pear-shaped
This he moulded into a loop, and mounted inside a pear-shaped bulb of glass.Heroes of the Telegraph
Dangling from each one was a small, pear-shaped globule of metal.
Her chin was pear-shaped, and revealed decision of character.The Kentucky Ranger
Edward T. Curnick
The world then, said Columbus, could not be a perfect round, but pear-shaped.A Book of Discovery
Margaret Bertha (M. B.) Synge
The pear-shaped man didn't have arms either, Dewforth noticed.In the Control Tower