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rotund

[ roh-tuhnd ]

adjective

  1. round in shape; rounded:

    ripe, rotund fruit.

  2. plump; fat.

    Synonyms: portly, stout, corpulent, fleshy, obese

  3. full-toned or sonorous:

    rotund speeches.



rotund

/ rəʊˈtʌnd /

adjective

  1. rounded or spherical in shape
  2. plump
  3. sonorous or grandiloquent; full in tone, style of speaking, etc


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Derived Forms

  • roˈtundly, adverb
  • roˈtundity, noun

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Other Words From

  • ro·tundly adverb
  • subro·tund adjective
  • subro·tundly adverb
  • subro·tundness noun
  • unro·tund adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rotund1

1695–1705; < Latin rotundus round, circular, derivative of rota wheel; round 1

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rotund1

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

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Example Sentences

Long lines have formed outside Olympics merchandise stores in Beijing, with some people camping overnight to snag the rotund panda plushie—only to find that it has sold out for the day.

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These horned animals stood on long legs, unlike their rotund cousins you’d see on a farm today.

To rebuild neural circuits, neurons constantly monitor the status of their neighbors through sinewy branches that sprout from a rotund body.

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.

The surprise choice was the gregarious rotund 77-year-old patriarch of Venice.

Bilbo (like most Hobbits) is supposed to be rotund, and Bilbo is said to be more than 50 years old.

Perched next to the officers was a rotund thirty-nine-year-old writer with thick wire-rim glasses named Abbott Joseph Liebling.

She stood looking at him as he danced around the bag, busily punching its rotund sides.

A little beyond these three hippopotami floated in the water, only the upper parts of their heads and rotund bodies being visible.

Wrecked freighters from Saturn or Earth floated beside rotund grain-boats from Jupiter.

A little rotund individual, smiling, lets me know that he has seen a number of my pictures.

There is a rotund, porpoise-shaped globular gentleman known of these parts as 'Bim the Button Man.'

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