Definitions

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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged

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Examples

  • Chinese also have them in rounded ball form in hotpots and things. dawn Oct 8 now this is fun.

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  • Texting, you see, is not done in rounded, sonorous sentences like those I endeavour to produce for you, my dear readers, on a weekly basis.

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  • Wicked Lovely, aside from being better written and more well rounded, is nothing like Twilight.

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  • The sellout crowd of 54,279 roared as the captain rounded the bases after his opposite-field drive to right, and cheered even louder when he came out of the dugout for a curtain call.

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  • Archer Farms cereals are now sold in rounded "streamlined" cereal boxes without the need for an inner plastic bag holding the cereal.

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  • Archer Farms cereals are now sold in rounded "streamlined" cereal boxes without the need for an inner plastic bag holding the cereal.

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  • Henrik Sedin rounded out the scoring on a power play with 6: 43 left, and Luongo finished with 30 saves.

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  • In Mullah Omar's latest message he again rounded on President Hamid Karzai:

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  • Rilla was standing by herself, but Una Meredith came to her and the two girls who loved him most stood together and held each other's cold hands as the train rounded the curve of the wooded hill.

    Rilla of Ingleside

  • The valley itself, rich and wooded, with the little river running its course, marked by a thick embowering of trees; the hills that enclosed the valley taking every form of beauty, sometimes wild and sometimes tame, heathery and barren, rough and rocky, and again rounded and soft.

    The Old Helmet

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