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rotundity

[roh-tuhn-di-tee] /roʊˈtʌn dɪ ti/
noun, plural rotundities.
1.
the condition or quality of roundness or plumpness, as of an object or person.
2.
fullness, as in tone or speech.
3.
a full or rounded tone, phrase, or the like:
oratorical rotundities.
Also, rotundness.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; < Latin rotunditās. See rotund, -ity
Related forms
subrotundity, noun
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  • Eventually she had grown so ashamed of her immense rotundity that she refused to leave the house.
  • There were too many jolly ones, and a certain rubicund rotundity had become a reproach.
Word Origin and History for rotundity
n.

1580s, from Latin rotunditas "roundness," from rotundus "round" (see rotund).

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