rondure

[ ron-jer ]
/ ˈrɒn dʒər /

noun

a circle or sphere.
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

  • 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 rondure floats against the distant cohorts of the constellations.

    The Masque of the Elements|Herman Scheffauer

British Dictionary definitions for rondure

rondure

/ (ˈrɒndjʊə) /

noun literary

a circle or curve
roundness or curvature

Word Origin for rondure

C17: from French rondeur, from rond round
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