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ROTUND

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rotund mean? 

ROTUND (adjective)
  The adjective ROTUND has 3 senses:

1. spherical in shape
2. (of sounds) full and rich
3. excessively fat

  Familiarity information: ROTUND used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ROTUND (adjective)


Sense 1rotund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Spherical in shape

Similar:

rounded (curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged)


Sense 2rotund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of sounds) full and rich

Synonyms:

orotund; pear-shaped; rotund; round

Context examples:

orotund tones / the rotund and reverberating phrase / pear-shaped vowels

Similar:

full ((of sound) having marked depth and body)


Sense 3rotund [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessively fat

Synonyms:

corpulent; obese; rotund; weighty

Context example:

a weighty man

Similar:

fat (having much flesh (especially fat))


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