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1. Shaped into the form of a circle or sphere; made round.
2. Linguistics Pronounced with the lips pursed or shaped in a round form.
3. Complete; balanced: a rounded meal.

round′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.roundedness - the property possessed by a rounded convexity
convexity, convexness - the property possessed by a convex shape
ellipticity, oblateness - the property possessed by a round shape that is flattened at the poles; "the oblateness of the planet"
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The pattern that this study established concerning vowel coalescence is that when the basic front high unrounded vowel /i/ is preceded by the basic low central vowel /a/ [e] is formed and when the basic back high rounded vowel /u/ is preceded by the basic low central vowel /a/ [o] is formed.
He's got teeth that could unhusk a coconut, an inability to formulate a rounded vowel and talent that couldn't be located by the Hubble telescope.
On the next page the author gives examples from speech errors from English that are intended to illustrate that segments can be transposed, but one of the symbols used, namely the North American symbol for the palatal glide [y], is introduced in the IPA chart on the opposite page as the close front rounded vowel.
If we look at the pronunciation of Judeo-Ferrarese or Judeo-Mantuan, for example, we do not find the front rounded vowel u, despite the fact that u exists in the local speech of Mantua and Ferrara just as it does in Turin.
In his speech, vowels in blue, boots and shoes are slightly to the front of the central region, the last of these producing the auditory impression of a front rounded vowel with the quality [i].
In this analysis, I have tried to provide a uniform and systematic account of the phonetic modifications undergone by the Pasiego vowels /i e a o u/ when they appear in the same domain as final /u/, which was determined to be the semihigh central rounded vowel [?
A very short rounded vowel u has sometimes been marked as a glide-sound before o in the primary stressed syllable of a word (North Veps Kaskez pol'v ~ [p.
A Northern lass and proud of it, Mel has probably never uttered a rounded vowel in her life - and long may that continue.
2, who attributes the rounded vowel to analogy "unter dem Einflu[beta] des Bedeutungsantipoden lytel 'klein' und vielleicht von an.
What we seem to have here is an upper mid or lower high back rounded vowel, i.
Notice that the black dots, representing merger, are heavily concentrated in western Pennsylvania (the ones in eastern Pennsylvania are the result of recent independent merger: see Herold (1990); the ones in New England are a different, unrelated, merger, to a low back slightly rounded vowel which has never spread outside eastern New England).
b: IPA [y] here stands for a front rounded vowel, not the glide [j] as it does in English and American phonetic transcriptions.