from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Shaped into the form of a circle or sphere; made round.
  • adjective Linguistics Pronounced with the lips pursed or shaped in a round form.
  • adjective Complete; balanced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Phonetics) Modified by contraction of the lip opening; labialized; labial. See Guide to Pronunciation, § 11.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb past tense of "to round"
  • adjective Made into a circle or sphere.
  • adjective Complete or balanced.
  • adjective mathematics Describing a number that has been changed to its nearest desired value.
  • adjective botany Ending in a broad arch.
  • adjective linguistics, of a vowel Pronounced with the lips drawn together; see rounded vowel.

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  • adjective curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged


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