rotundity

[roh-tuhn-di-tee]
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noun, plural ro·tun·di·ties.
  1. the condition or quality of roundness or plumpness, as of an object or person.
  2. fullness, as in tone or speech.
  3. a full or rounded tone, phrase, or the like: oratorical rotundities.
Sometimes ro·tund·ness [roh-tuhnd-nis] /roʊˈtʌnd nɪs/.

Origin of rotundity

From the Latin word rotunditās, dating back to 1580–90. See rotund, -ity
Related formssub·ro·tun·di·ty, noun
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Word Origin and History for rotundity
n.

1580s, from Latin rotunditas "roundness," from rotundus "round" (see rotund).

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