[ ton-doh; Italian tawn-daw ]
/ ˈtɒn doʊ; Italian ˈtɔn dɔ /
noun, plural ton·di [ton-dee; Italian tawn-dee] /ˈtɒn di; Italian ˈtɔn di/.
a round painting or relief.
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Origin of tondo
1885–90; < Italian: plate, circle, round painting, derivative of the adj.: round, by aphesis for rotondo, < Latin rotundus; see rotund
Words nearby tondo
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Example sentences from the Web for 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
/ (ˈtɒndəʊ) /
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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