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Word of the Day
Wednesday, June 06, 2001

Definitions for rotund

  1. Round; circular; spherical.
  2. Rounded in figure; plump; chubby.
  3. Full and rich in sound; sonorous.

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Citations for rotund
Leonardo squints up through one eye at Mathurine's impossibly rotund face peering down from a platter of turnips and beans. R.M. Berry, Leonardo's Horse
. . .an expansive, down-to-earth man who is rotund in the way classic chefs used to be -- a walking advertisement for his own cooking. Molly O'Neill, New York Times
Origin of rotund
Rotund comes from Latin rotundus, "round" from rota, "a wheel."