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Definition over weight or round in shape — especially of a person

Much more rarely, rotund can reference full or rich sound — as in "a rotund voice".
  • She is short and rotund with a personality that lights the room.
  • A short, rotund woman with cropped and curled hair, beautifully clear, dark skin, and a radiant smile walked out.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • Peter Van Houten wore a white linen suit, tailored to account for his rotundity, a powder-blue dress shirt, and a green tie.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • She was exotic in an astrachan cap and a short beaver coat; she slid on the ice and shouted, and he panted after her, rotund with laughter....
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Bethell was a jovial, rotund man and when I first met him, I teased him about his stoutness.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • He was a short, rotund, bowlegged man with a bush of wild red hair, the father of one of Jaime's squires; the resemblance to the boy was unmistakeable.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • They were so fat their legs seemed dwarfed, and their woolly gray coats of puppy hair made them look even more rotund.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • As he stood, red, rotund, and radiant, before the small, wiry, cool old gentleman, he looked like a prize apple by the side of a withered crab.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • —the way The moon is made, and if men breathe and live In its rotund cucurbita?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Squeezing his rotundity past the obstructing passengers he entered the compartment, Poirot close behind him.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • When Ralph Izard suggested that Adams himself be bestowed with a title, "His Rotundity," the joke rapidly spread.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • The round-headed clouds never dwindled as they bowled along, but kept every atom of their rotundity.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • The greatest manufacturer is but a busier Sam Clark, and all the rotund senators and presidents are village lawyers and bankers grown nine feet tall.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • Sunlight slanted in from the left, casting a shadow on half of his rotund face.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • They do the job," said one of the Helpers, a short rotund man who looked rather like a bullfrog and sounded even more like one.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Teabing laughed heartily, patting his rotund belly.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And thou, all-shaking thunder, Strike flat the thick rotundity o' the world!
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • They drank to rotundity.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • The Turk's rotund body was now resting at the bottom of the Sea of Marmara, feeding the blue manna crabs that migrated in through the Bosporus Strait.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • M. de la Rochefidele, whose old age was rosy and rotund, spoke very neatly and clearly, almost as prettily, Newman thought, as M. Nioche.
    Henry James  --  The American

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