[ 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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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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