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adjective round pronunciation in British English /raʊnd/
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  1. 1
    shaped like a circle or a ball

    Don’t worry if the balls of dough aren’t perfectly round.

    A round table will seat more people than a square one.

    Which hairstyles would look good with a round face like mine?

  2. 3
    not exact, but given as a whole number or as a number ending in zero

    They quoted a round figure of £100 million.

  3. 4
    complete and not less than a particular amount
    a round dozen:

    This goal brings his total for the season to a round dozen.

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noun [uncountable]


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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