Definition of hand something round or around in English:

hand something round (or around)

  • Offer something to each of a number of people in turn: a big box of chocolates was handed round
    More example sentences
    • Traditional sweets were handed round after the deal, as the convicted men and the relatives of their victims embraced each other.
    • Various products were handed round for all to try, smell etc., and many went home with very smooth hands from the sampling!
    • About lunchtime there was more eating and chat and a few smoky barbecues lit up and bangers and burgers were handed around.
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Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody