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rotund adj
1 spherical in shape
2 (of sounds) full and rich; "orotund tones"; "the rotund and reverberating phrase"; "pear-shaped vowels" [syn: orotund, round, pear-shaped]
3 excessively fat; "a weighty man" [syn: corpulent, obese, weighty]

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From Latin rotundus


  1. Having a round shape.
  2. Round in body shape; portly or plump.
  3. In the context of "of a sound": Full and rich; orotund.

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