Definition of oval adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈəʊvl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈoʊvl//
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shaped like an egg an oval face Word Originmid 16th cent.: from French, or modern Latin ovalis, from Latin ovum ‘egg’.Extra examples The handle is oval in shape. The leaves are long and almost oval. an oval-shaped box her delicate, perfectly oval face
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