- /ˈwɛl-raʊndəd/ (say 'wel-rownduhd)
1. having an agreeable rounded shape.
2. (of an education) encompassing a broad range of studies.
3. full and varied, as a person's life.
4. sonorous and well constructed, as a phrase or sentence.
Also, (especially in predicative use), well rounded /wɛl ˈraʊndəd/ (say wel 'rownduhd).
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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