Origin of rotund
Examples from the Web for rotund
If Mike Huckabee runs for president in 2016, he could deliver the Republican nomination to a telegenic, rotund governor.
The rotund rapper pled guilty to not paying taxes from 2007 to 2008.Bryan Cranston As Lex Luthor, Madonna Tops Highest Paid Celebs List|Culture Team|August 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Bilbo (like most Hobbits) is supposed to be rotund, and Bilbo is said to be more than 50 years old.‘The Hobbit’: 19 Changes from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Novel to Peter Jackson’s Movie|Anna Klassen|December 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Perched next to the officers was a rotund thirty-nine-year-old writer with thick wire-rim glasses named Abbott Joseph Liebling.The Story of the American Journalists Who Landed on D-Day|Timothy M. Gay|June 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Washington insider and defiant iconoclast, a rotund blast from the Clinton-era past running as the candidate of radical change.Why the Tea Party Loves Gingrich Despite Suspicions About His Record|John Avlon|December 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Madame Sendel's rotund checks had collapsed, she looked cross and jaundiced, and more snuffy than ever.
Prosperous old gentlemen pacing home, rotund in their buttoned-up coats, had clear drops at the end of their noses.The House with the Green Shutters|George Douglas Brown
The captain's form was dimly discernible against the canvas dodger, extraordinarily huge and rotund.Command|William McFee
The species which are not so rotund as the others, as D. Perdix, Auct.A Conchological Manual|George Brettingham Sowerby
You look in vain among the aviators for a huge, rotund figure.Analyzing Character|Katherine M. H. Blackford and Arthur Newcomb
Word Origin for rotund
1705, from Latin rotundus "rolling, round, circular, spherical, like a wheel," from rota "wheel" (see rotary). Earlier was rotound (1610s); rotounde (early 15c.). Meaning "full-toned style of oratory" (1830) is after Horace's ore rotundo in "Poetics."