[ roh-tuhnd ]
/ roʊˈtʌnd /


round in shape; rounded: ripe, rotund fruit.
plump; fat.
full-toned or sonorous: rotund speeches.

Origin of rotund

1695–1705; < Latin rotundus round, circular, derivative of rota wheel; cf. round1

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British Dictionary definitions for rotund


/ (rəʊˈtʌnd) /


rounded or spherical in shape
sonorous or grandiloquent; full in tone, style of speaking, etc

Derived Forms

rotundity or rotundness, nounrotundly, adverb

Word Origin for rotund

C18: from Latin rotundus wheel-shaped, round, from rota wheel
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