rotundity


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ro·tund

 (rō-tŭnd′)
adj.
1. Rounded in figure; plump. See Synonyms at fat.
2. Round or spherical: "a rotund jar of limpid honey" (Aleksandar Hemon).

[Latin rotundus; see ret- in Indo-European roots.]

ro·tun′di·ty, ro·tund′ness n.
ro·tund′ly adv.

rotundity

the state or quality of being roundor plump. — rotund, adj.
See also: Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rotundity - the roundness of a 3-dimensional object
roundness - the property possessed by a line or surface that is curved and not angular
2.rotundity - the fullness of a tone of voice; "there is a musky roundness to his wordiness"
tone, tone of voice - the quality of a person's voice; "he began in a conversational tone"; "he spoke in a nervous tone of voice"
Translations

rotundity

[rəʊˈtʌndɪtɪ] Ncorpulencia f

rotundity

n (of person)Rundlichkeit f; (of object)Rundheit f
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What extent of lowland may be encompassed by the high peaks beyond, must remain for the present matter of mere conjecture though from the form of the summits, and the breaks which may be discovered among them, there can be little doubt that they are the sources of streams calculated to water large tracts, which are probably concealed from view by the rotundity of the lake's surface.
A few folds of yellow tappa tucked about my waist, descended to my feet in the style of a lady's petticoat, only I did not have recourse to those voluminous paddings in the rear with which our gentle dames are in the habit of augmenting the sublime rotundity of their figures.
In fact, D'Artagnan was so absorbed, that, with his knife, he took advantage of the grease left at the bottom of his plate, to trace ciphers and make additions of surprising rotundity.
There was, moreover, a boldness and rotundity of speech among these matrons, as most of them seemed to be, that would startle us at the present day, whether in respect to its purport or its volume of tone.
Then, in a flash, I perceived that all had the same form of costume, the same soft hairless visage, and the same girlish rotundity of limb.
Women of incredible corpulence were dawdling about through the cultivated grounds, and the doctor greatly surprised his companions by informing them that this rotundity, which is highly esteemed in that region, was obtained by an obligatory diet of curdled milk.
And the Seigneur de Bracieux cast a profound glance over his colossal rotundity with a loud laugh.
Kayerts showed a drawn, flabby face above the rotundity of his stomach, which gave him a weird aspect.
The meagre lighthouse all in white, haunting the seaboard as if it were the ghost of an edifice that had once had colour and rotundity, dropped melancholy tears after its late buffeting by the waves.
John Brown, buttoning his surtout over the snug rotundity of his person, and drawing on his gloves.
If, however, Bon-Bon was barely three feet in height, and if his head was diminutively small, still it was impossible to behold the rotundity of his stomach without a sense of magnificence nearly bordering upon the sublime.
By this time the gas-bag had swollen to a goodly rotundity and was jerking strongly upon its lashings.