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adjective as in long and rounded in shape

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During the early Holocene, summers in the northern hemisphere were hotter as the Earth moved in a more oval-shaped orbit, causing larger swings between hot and cold.

Tracked on a GPS, our path looks like a toddler drawing ovals.

A daring plan for downsizing would mean the end of the global empire of old, but it could ensure that the blue oval survives on what Ford does best.

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The blue oval shows the ring of auroras that continually surround Jupiter’s north pole.

Then we move forward to take on the sad excuse for a president now occupying the oval office.

He attended White House strategy sessions on Vietnam and Israel; a private phone line linked his court office to the Oval Office.

His Oval Office radio addresses were famously labeled “Fireside Chats” and he called listening citizens “my friends.”

Do Americans prefer a stressed out president — no fun, no sun, no life outside of the Oval Office or the Situation Room?

Her eyes dart through oval, wire-rimmed glasses that rest gently on her round cheeks.

These types of comments coming from the White House, from the Oval Office, it takes your breath away.

In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).

In the centre of the room is an oval table; some dozen men are sitting at it; as many more stand behind their chairs.

Each contains a single round or oval nucleus, often located eccentrically.

Generally, the ends are rounded and the striations faint, or only irregularly round or oval yellow masses are found.

They are asymmetrically oval, about 50 in length, and often contain a partially developed embryo.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to oval, such as: elliptical, oblong, ovoid, egg-shaped, ellipsoidal, and elliptic.

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