Definition of rhombus in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrɒmbəs/

noun (plural rhombuses or rhombi /ˈrɒmbʌɪ/)

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A quadrilateral all of whose sides have the same length.
Example sentences
  • A sleek and shiny ship shaped like a rhombus with concave edges came spiraling in, then extended a large tripod and landed on the flat roof of one of the buildings.
  • The unusual pieces (rhombuses and octahedrons) lend themselves to ‘outside the box‘creativity, while the pieces are easy to handle for even fumble-fingered types.
  • Across the tiled floor they saw nothing but the laughing sun's reflection through colored glass rhombuses.


Mid 16th century: via Latin from Greek rhombos.

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Line breaks: rhom|bus

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