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rondure

[ron-jer]
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noun
  1. a circle or sphere.
  2. a graceful curving or roundness.

Origin of rondure

1590–1600; < French rondeur, derivative of rond round1
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Examples from the Web for rondure

Historical Examples

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for rondure

rondure

noun literary
  1. a circle or curve
  2. roundness or curvature

Word Origin

C17: from French rondeur, from rond round
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