bombé

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See also: bombe, Bombe, and bombë

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈbɒmbeɪ/, /bɒmˈbeɪ/

Adjective[edit]

bombé (not comparable)

  1. (especially of furniture) Featuring a protruding convex bulge.
    • 1979, John Le Carré, Smiley's People, Folio Society 2010, p. 283:
      The bombé writing-desk had brass inlay and a marble top, a Bartlett print of Lord Byron's Childe Harold hung above the pristine twin beds.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From resemblance (e.g. of furniture) to the shape of a stereotypical bomb; i.e. rounded.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bombé m (feminine bombée, masculine plural bombés, feminine plural bombées)

  1. rounded, convex

Verb[edit]

bombé m (feminine bombée, masculine plural bombés, feminine plural bombées)

  1. past participle of bomber

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

bombé (invariable)

  1. rounded