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oval

adjective uk   /ˈəʊ.vəl/ us    /ˈoʊ-/
B2 shaped like a circle that is flattened so that it is like an egg or an ellipse : an oval mirror an oval face
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oval
noun [C] uk   us  
Her eyes were large ovals.
Translations of “oval”
in Korean 계란형의…
in Arabic بَيْضَوي…
in French ovale…
in Turkish oval, yumurta şeklinde…
in Italian ovale…
in Chinese (Traditional) 橢圓形的, 卵形的…
in Russian овальный…
in Polish owalny…
in Spanish oval, ovalado…
in Portuguese oval…
in German oval…
in Catalan ovalat…
in Japanese 卵形の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 椭圆形的, 卵形的…
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