AskDefine | Define rounded

Dictionary Definition

rounded adj
1 curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders" [ant: angular]
2 a chubby body; "the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks" [syn: fat]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. past tense of "to round"


  1. Made into a circle or sphere.
  2. Complete or balanced.
  3. Describing a number that has been changed to its nearest desired value.
  4. Ending in a broad arch.
  5. linguistics of a vowel Pronounced with the lips rounded; see rounded vowel.

Extensive Definition

Round or rounds can mean:
rounded in German: Runde
rounded in Dutch: Runde
rounded in Japanese: ラウンド
rounded in Slovak: Kolo

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Junoesque, abrupt, accented, alveolar, annular, annulate, annulose, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, arched, arciform, articulated, assimilated, back, bagging, baggy, ballooning, barytone, bellied, bellying, bellylike, bent, bilabial, billowing, billowy, bloated, bluff, blunt, blunt-edged, blunt-ended, blunt-pointed, blunted, bluntish, bosomy, bowed, broad, built, bulbose, bulbous, bulging, bumped, bumpy, bunched, bunchy, cacuminal, central, cerebral, checked, circinate, circular, close, consonant, consonantal, continuant, convex, coronary, crownlike, curvesome, curvilinear, curvy, cyclic, cycloid, dental, discoid, disklike, dissimilated, distended, dorsal, dull, dull-edged, dull-pointed, dulled, dullish, edgeless, faired, flat, front, glide, glossal, glottal, guttural, hard, heavy, high, hillocky, hummocky, intonated, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, lateral, lax, light, lingual, liquid, low, mid, monophthongal, moutonnee, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, obtuse, occlusive, open, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, pneumatic, pointless, posttonic, potbellied, pouching, retroflex, ring-shaped, ringlike, rotund, round, rounded out, semivowel, smoothed, soft, sonant, stacked, stopped, stressed, strong, surd, swelling, syllabic, tense, thick, throaty, tonal, tonic, twangy, unaccented, unedged, unpointed, unrounded, unsharp, unsharpened, unstressed, velar, verrucated, verrucose, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, warty, weak, well-developed, wide
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