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English definition of “oval”


adjective  /ˈoʊ·vəl/ us  
shaped like a circle that is flattened with two long, straight sides and round ends, or shaped like an egg: an oval table
noun [C]  /ˈoʊ·vəl/ us  
The sculptor created patterns of cylinders, cones, and ovals.
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