[ UK /ɹə‍ʊtˈʌnd/ ]
[ US /ɹoʊˈtənd/ ]
  1. excessively fat
    a weighty man
  2. spherical in shape
  3. (of sounds) full and rich
    the rotund and reverberating phrase
    pear-shaped vowels
    orotund tones
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How To Use rotund In A Sentence

  • Isn't there quite a few "rotund" people in the Obama administration??? Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local
  • Just as she reached the stairs to enter the house, an ugly gelding cantered to a stop and the rotund rider ungracefully dismounted.
  • This phraseology is grandiose, rotund and sonorous, but signifies a fatal weakness in Walcott's approach to both Brand and Philip.
  • In Shakespeare's "Henry IV," the rotund, free-living Falstaff character was known as Plump Jack, famous for his speech defending jovial indulgences--"banish plump Jack and banish all the world. To Ski Or Not To Ski
  • The approached a strange formation in the side of the cliff: a large, rotund tunnel dug deep into the side of the mountain.
  • Visitors during the summer of 2002 may expect to see a new black-and-white marble floor in the rotunda beneath the dome.
  • Her rotund torso and delicately etched facial features evince the monumental simplicity of an ancient fertility goddess.
  • But his chuckle was not so rotund, and he was very attentive to the ammeter. Main Street
  • In the center of this Greek cross plan, he placed a rotunda surmounted by a low dome topped by a lantern.
  • Acid hydrolysis of crude leaf mucilage extract in both Z. mauritiana and Z. rotundifolia revealed that the main sugar constituents were rhamnose, glucose, galactose, and arabinose.
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