[ roh-tuhn-duh ]
/ roʊˈtʌn də /


a round building, especially one with a dome.
a large and high circular hall or room in a building, especially one surmounted by a dome.

Origin of rotunda

1680–90; alteration of Italian rotonda, noun use of feminine of rotondo < Latin rotundus rotund Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for rotunda


/ (rəʊˈtʌndə) /


a building or room having a circular plan, esp one that has a dome

Word Origin for rotunda

C17: from Italian rotonda, from Latin rotundus round, from rota a wheel
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