[ton-doh; Italian tawn-daw]

noun, plural ton·di [ton-dee; Italian tawn-dee] /ˈtɒn di; Italian ˈtɔn di/.

a round painting or relief.

Origin of tondo

1885–90; < Italian: plate, circle, round painting, derivative of the adj.: round, by aphesis for rotondo, < Latin rotundus; see rotund Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tondi

Historical Examples of tondi

  • But the tondi also has the functions of consciousness, for it can go away in dreams and meet the begus of parents and ancestors.

    Comparative Religion

    J. Estlin Carpenter

British Dictionary definitions for tondi


noun plural -di (-diː)

a circular easel painting or relief carving

Word Origin for tondo

C19: from Italian: a circle, shortened from rotondo round
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