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tondo

[ ton-doh; Italian tawn-daw ]
/ ˈtɒn doʊ; Italian ˈtɔn dɔ /
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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

First recorded in 1885–90; from Italian: “plate, circle, round painting,” noun use of the adjective: “round,” shortening of rotondo, from Latin rotundus “wheel-shaped, circular, round”
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British Dictionary definitions for tondo

tondo
/ (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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