rotund


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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.

rotund

(rəʊˈtʌnd)
adj
1. rounded or spherical in shape
2. plump
3. sonorous or grandiloquent; full in tone, style of speaking, etc
[C18: from Latin rotundus wheel-shaped, round, from rota wheel]
roˈtundity, roˈtundness n
roˈtundly adv

ro•tund

(roʊˈtʌnd)

adj.
1. round in shape; rounded.
2. plump; fat.
3. full-toned or sonorous: rotund phrases.
[1695–1705; < Latin rotundus round, circular, derivative of rota wheel; compare round1]
ro•tun′di•ty, ro•tund′ness, n.
ro•tund′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rotund - spherical in shape
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
2.rotund - (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"
3.rotund - excessively fatrotund - excessively fat; "a weighty man"  
fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

rotund

adjective
2. pompous, grandiloquent, orotund, magniloquent, full writing rotund passages of purple prose
3. round, rounded, spherical, bulbous, globular, orbicular rotund towers, moats and drawbridges
4. sonorous, round, deep, rich, mellow, resonant, orotund, reverberant the wonderfully rotund tones of the presenter

rotund

adjective
1. Well-rounded and full in form:
2. Having or producing a full, deep, or rich sound:
Translations

rotund

[rəʊˈtʌnd] ADJ [person] → corpulento, rotundo

rotund

[rəʊˈtʌnd] adj [person, figure] → rondelet(te)

rotund

adj personrund(lich); objectrund; speech, literary stylebombastisch, hochtrabend; voicevoll

rotund

[rəʊˈtʌnd] adj (frm) (person) → pingue; (object) → arrotondato/a
References in classic literature ?
Poyser had just entered in shirt-sleeves and open waistcoat, with a face a shade redder than usual, from the exertion of "pitching." As he stood, red, rotund, and radiant, before the small, wiry, cool old gentleman, he looked like a prize apple by the side of a withered crab.
By means of this I was descending rapidly, and in apparent safety, when a huge hog, about whose rotund stomach, and indeed about whose whole air and physiognomy, there was something which reminded me of the Angel of the Odd, - when this hog, I say, which hitherto had been quietly slumbering in the mud, took it suddenly into his head that his left shoulder needed scratching, and could find no more convenient rubbing-post than that afforded by the foot of the ladder.
Long as it has taken to tell the battle, beginning with the slaying of the Persian cat to the thrusting of the mop into Michael's jaws, so swift had been the rush of events that the passengers, springing from their deck-chairs and hurrying to the scene, were just arriving when Michael eluded the mop of the sailor by a successful dodge and plunged in on Captain Duncan, this time sinking his teeth so savagely into a rotund calf as to cause its owner to splutter an incoherent curse and howl of wrathful surprise.
It was the old story, he recognized, that the woman must pay, and it occurred when the two of them, one day, were catching the unclassified and unnamed little black fish, an inch long, half-eel and half-scaled, rotund with salmon-golden roe, that frequented the fresh water, and that were esteemed, raw and whole, fresh or putrid, a perfect delicacy.
I have made the acquaintance of another one of the crew,--Louis he is called, a rotund and jovial-faced Nova Scotia Irishman, and a very sociable fellow, prone to talk as long as he can find a listener.
A tall individual, with legs much too thin for a rotund stomach, and with watery eyes, strolled up and remarked, "Just left her -- eh?
'No!' returned Mrs Boffin, with a most rotund and glowing negative.
Thorndike turned eagerly to the judge, and saw that he was listening to a rotund, gray little man with beady, bird-like eyes who, as he talked, bowed and gesticulated.
In shape, he differs in some degree from the Huzza Porpoise, being of a less rotund and jolly girth; indeed, he is of quite a neat and gentleman-like figure.
de la Rochefidele, whose old age was rosy and rotund, spoke very neatly and clearly, almost as prettily, Newman thought, as M.
You are fat with power and possession, drunken with success; and you have no more hope against us than have the drones, clustered about the honey-vats, when the worker-bees spring upon them to end their rotund existence.
Behind the city swept the rotund upland of St Catherine's Hill; further off, landscape beyond landscape, till the horizon was lost in the radiance of the sun hanging above it.