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[ roun-did ]


  1. reduced to simple curves; made round.
  2. Phonetics. pronounced with rounded lips; labialized: Compare spread ( def 40 ), unrounded.

    “Boot” has a rounded vowel.

  3. fully developed, perfected, or complete; diversified and well-balanced (sometimes used in combination):

    a well-rounded education; a rounded character.


/ ˈraʊndɪd /


  1. round or curved
  2. having been made round or curved
  3. full, mature, or complete
  4. (of the lips) pursed, as in pronouncing the sound ( )
  5. (of a speech sound) articulated with rounded lips

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Derived Forms

  • ˈroundedly, adverb
  • ˈroundedness, noun

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Other Words From

  • rounded·ly adverb
  • rounded·ness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of rounded1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; round 1, -ed 2

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Example Sentences

The image of the small rounded mountains known as the Bubbles at the pond’s north end has been made iconic by thousands of photographers.

It had the company’s “exclusive curve contour,” a rounded back that fit neatly into cargo planes.

Its Meta-Rocker design feature combines a low heel drop and a rounded sole to complement the natural stride of runners and promote forward motion.

Maryland has now had at least four players reach that threshold in all three of its games to start the season, showcasing its ability to generate well-rounded offensive production.

Frankly, I like the flat sides better than the bulging, rounded edges from an aesthetic perspective.

Only a rounded bar and three rotting bathtubs remain in the decrepit club.

She rounded out the weekend by appearing the morning after the ceremony in a Giambattista Valli Spring 2014 couture creation.

“In my opinion, Topanga was one of the most well-rounded, well-written characters on TV,” she says.

It does seem like television is the medium for very rich, well-rounded female characters—as opposed to film.

But the accounts give a rounded flavor of what people encounter.

When we'd finished, one of the hunters rounded up the horses and we caught our nags and saddled them.

Each contains one irregular nucleus or several small, rounded nuclei.

Typical "segmenters" present a ring of rounded segments or spores, each with a small, dot-like chromatin mass.

Rounded scybalous masses are common in habitual constipation, and indicate atony of the muscular coat of the intestine.

Generally, the ends are rounded and the striations faint, or only irregularly round or oval yellow masses are found.


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