Rotund meaning

rō-tŭnd'
The definition of rotund is round, or fat, or with a full sound.

A cat that is so large that it looks round is an example of something rotund.

An example of something rotund is a man with a very big waistline.

A opera singer's voice is an example of something rotund.

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Rounded in figure; plump.
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Round or spherical.
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Round or rounded out; plump or stout.
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Full-toned; sonorous.

A rotund voice.

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Having a round or spherical shape; circular; orbicular.
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Round in body shape; portly or plump; podgy.
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(of a sound) Full and rich; orotund; sonorous; full-toned.
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Origin of rotund

  • Latin rotundus ret- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin rotundus (“round"), from Latin rota (“wheel"), from Proto-Indo-European *ret- (“to run, to roll") .
    From Wiktionary