Definition of rotunda in English:

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Pronunciation: /rə(ʊ)ˈtʌndə/


A round building or room, especially one with a dome.
Example sentences
  • Similar to the curving rotundas of many capitol buildings, but, crucially, allowing in more daylight, it is monumental without losing its human scale.
  • Visitors during the summer of 2002 may expect to see a new black-and-white marble floor in the rotunda beneath the dome.
  • If he treats the rotunda like the tower, some solar shading may be in the works.


Early 17th century: alteration of Italian rotonda (camera) 'round (chamber)', feminine of rotondo 'round' (see rotund).

Words that rhyme with rotunda

asunder, blunder, chunder, hereunder, plunder, sunder, thereunder, thunder, under, up-and-under, wonder

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