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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [awr-bik-yuh-ler]
    • /ɔrˈbɪk yə lər/
    • /ɔː.ˈbɪ.kjʊ.lə/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [awr-bik-yuh-ler]
    • /ɔrˈbɪk yə lər/

Definitions of orbicular word

  • adjective orbicular like an orb; circular; ringlike; spherical; rounded. 1
  • noun orbicular Having the shape of a flat ring or disk. 1
  • adjective orbicular circular or spherical 0
  • adjective orbicular (of a leaf or similar flat part) circular or nearly circular 0
  • adjective orbicular rounded or total 0
  • adjective orbicular in the form of an orb; spherical or circular 0

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Origin of orbicular

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin orbiculāris circular, equivalent to Latin orbicul(us) small disk (orbi(s) orb + -culus -cule1) + -āris -ar1

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Parts of speech for Orbicular


orbicular popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 66% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 62% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

orbicular usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for orbicular

adjective orbicular

  • oblique — neither perpendicular nor parallel to a given line or surface; slanting; sloping.
  • round — having a flat, circular surface, as a disk.
  • spheroid — a solid geometrical figure similar in shape to a sphere, as an ellipsoid.
  • annular — ring-shaped; of or forming a ring
  • circinate — (of part of a plant, such as a young fern) coiled so that the tip is at the centre

Antonyms for orbicular

adjective orbicular

  • straight — without a bend, angle, or curve; not curved; direct: a straight path.
  • deceitful — If you say that someone is deceitful, you mean that they behave in a dishonest way by making other people believe something that is not true.
  • dishonest — not honest; disposed to lie, cheat, or steal; not worthy of trust or belief: a dishonest person.
  • inadequate — not adequate or sufficient; inept or unsuitable.
  • incomplete — not complete; lacking some part.

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