A Word A Day : Rotund

Thursday, 18th October 2007 : Today's Word is ...


( Adjective )

Pronunciation : rō-túnd

1. Having a rounded body shape and, usually, a greater body weight than is advisable

2. Having a full, rich sound

3. Spherical in shape

4. Curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged


15th century - Directly or via Italian rotondo - Latin rotundus round - rotare - rotate - rota - wheel


Round, Overweight, Plump, Fat, Stout, Curved, Corpulent, Obese, Weighty



Contextual Examples:

• Then its ample seat would have been pressed by the comfortable, rotund corporation of the honest mint-master.

Related Words :

1. Rotundity: Noun

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