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pear-shaped

[pair-sheypt]
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adjective
  1. having the shape of a pear; tapering near the top and bulging toward the base or bottom: a pear-shaped vase.
  2. (of a vocal tone) clear, resonant, and without harshness; full-bodied.
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Origin of pear-shaped

First recorded in 1750–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pear-shaped

Historical Examples

  • This he moulded into a loop, and mounted inside a pear-shaped bulb of glass.

    Heroes of the Telegraph

    J. Munro

  • 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.