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pear-shaped

adj
in the shape of a pear; tapered at the top and wider at the bottom(of a woman or her figure) having wider hips and thighs in comparison to a slimmer upper body(of a situation) to go wrong

pear′-shaped`



adj.
1. having the shape of a pear; tapering near the top and bulging toward the base or bottom.
2. (of a vocal tone) clear, resonant, and without harshness; full-bodied.
[1750–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pear-shaped - having a round shape tapered at one end
circular, round - having a circular shape
2.pear-shaped - (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels"
full - (of sound) having marked deepness and body; "full tones"; "a full voice"
Translations

pear-shaped

[ˈpɛəʃeɪpt] ADJ (lit) → en forma de pera
to go pear-shaped (Brit) → irse a la porra, fastidiarse
things started to go pear-shapedlas cosas empezaron a ir mal

pear-shaped

adjbirnenförmig; to be pear-shaped (woman)eine birnenförmige Körperform haben; to go pear-shaped (Brit fig inf) → völlig danebengehen (inf)

pear-shaped

[ˈpɛəˌʃeɪpt] adja forma di pera; (woman) → con le spalle strette e i fianchi larghi

pear

(peə) noun
a type of fruit of the apple family, round at the bottom and narrowing towards the stem or top. She's very fond of pears; (also adjective) a pear tree.
ˈpear-shaped adjective
References in classic literature ?
This was a body resembling a milk can in its general form, above which oscillated a pear-shaped receptacle, and from which a stream of white powder flowed into a circular basin below.
With two spatulate hands the handling-machine was digging out and flinging masses of clay into the pear-shaped receptacle above, while with another arm it periodically opened a door and removed rusty and black- ened clinkers from the middle part of the machine.
She took a pair of pear-shaped ruby earrings from her huge reticule and, having given them to the rosy Natasha, who beamed with the pleasure of her saint's-day fete, turned away at once and addressed herself to Pierre.
The ducal hat of Charles the Rash, the last Duke of Burgundy of his race, was hung with pear-shaped pearls and studded with sapphires.
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"Well, Charley," said I, looking over a copy of the letter O in which it was represented as square, triangular, pear-shaped, and collapsed in all kinds of ways, "we are improving.
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