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rotund

Pronunciation: /rəʊˈtʌnd/

Translation of rotund in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 (rounded) [formal] redondeado
    Example sentences
    • The nascent temperance movement, too, is suggested by the rotund whiskey jug placed prominently in the foreground.
    • Serving pots for coffee retained the tall tapered look of their Arab counterparts, while tea pots retained the squat, rotund shape initially seen in China.
    • The approached a strange formation in the side of the cliff: a large, rotund tunnel dug deep into the side of the mountain.
    1.2 (corpulent) [humorous/humorístico] [euphemistic/eufemístico] voluminoso, rechoncho
    Example sentences
    • Two beady eyes set too far apart regarded them lifelessly, head cocked to the side to expose what little neck the rotund man had.
    • The rotund woman compressed her lips, ‘Secrets must not be shared.’
    • A short and rotund figure waddled onto the stage.

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