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rotund

[ roh-tuhnd ]
/ roʊˈtʌnd /
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adjective

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

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Origin of rotund

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

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British Dictionary definitions for rotund

rotund
/ (rəʊˈtʌnd) /

adjective

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

Derived forms of rotund

rotundity or rotundness, nounrotundly, adverb

Word Origin for rotund

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