Meaning of pear-shaped


Pronunciation: (pâr'shāpt"), [key]
— adj.
  1. having the shape of a pear; tapering near the top and bulging toward the base or bottom: a pear-shaped vase.
  2. (of a vocal tone) clear, resonant, and without harshness; full-bodied.
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