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[ron-jer] /ˈrɒn dʒər/
a circle or sphere.
a graceful curving or roundness.
Origin of rondure
1590-1600; < French rondeur, derivative of rond round1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I could see no line the run of which gave me warrant that it was comprised in the rondure of a ship.

    Old Junk H. M. Tomlinson
  • "rondure" is common; "rampire" is in Dryden even; "to port" and "ported," and, of course, "natheless" are accepted.

  • Her wide white lids downcast over her great eyes, her long lashes almost sweeping the rondure of her cheek, she looked a Madonna.

    Famous Authors (Men)

    E. F. (Edward Francis) Harkins
  • Her rondure floats against the distant cohorts of the constellations.

    The Masque of the Elements Herman Scheffauer
British Dictionary definitions for rondure


noun (literary)
a circle or curve
roundness or curvature
Word Origin
C17: from French rondeur, from rondround
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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