V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. fat or round in shape; 2. full and rich sounding

Synonyms: fat, chunky, plump, round, spherical, corpulent, strong, deep

Antonyms: thin, skinny, flat

Tips: Rotund is derived from the Latin rotundus, “round." Rotund describes people who are round (fat), shapes that are round (spherical), and music that is round (full, rich, and opposite of flat).

Usage Examples:

The rotund man was asked to play Santa Claus at the hoiday party each year. (plump, fat)

He usually has a rotund singing voice, but his last concert was a little flat. (strong, full)

The mascot's rotund costume made it difficult for him to jump around the field. (round)

She is somewhat rotund, but I think the extra weight looks good on her. (chunky, plump)

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