[ oh-re roh-too n-doh; English awr-ee roh-tuhn-doh, ohr-ee ]
/ ˈoʊ rɛ roʊˈtʊn doʊ; English ˈɔr i roʊˈtʌn doʊ, ˈoʊr i /
adverb, adjective Latin.
with full, round voice.
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Latin, literally "with round mouth," from ablative of os "mouth" (see oral) + ablative of rotundus "round" (see rotund). From Horace ("Grais ingenium, Grais dedit ore rotundo Musa loqui," in "Ars Poetica").
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