Subrotund

rotund

[roh-tuhnd]
adjective
1.
round in shape; rounded: ripe, rotund fruit.
2.
plump; fat.
3.
full-toned or sonorous: rotund speeches.

Origin:
1695–1705; < Latin rotundus round, circular, derivative of rota wheel; cf. round1

rotundly, adverb
subrotund, adjective
subrotundly, adverb
subrotundness, noun
unrotund, adjective


2. obese, fleshy, corpulent, stout, portly.
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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]
 
ro'tundity
 
n
 
ro'tundness
 
n
 
ro'tundly
 
adv

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rotund
1705, from L. rotundus "round, circular, like a wheel," from rota "wheel" (see rotary). Meaning "full-toned style of oratory" (1830) is after Horace's ore rotundo in "Poetics."
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