Shapes Vocabulary

This shapes vocabulary includes many geometric shapes.

Listen to the video to hear the correct pronunciation -- in American English -- and practice saying the word outs loud during the pauses after each word.

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Notes on shapes vocabulary

Many of these shapes are used in geometry.

To describe the shape of something we can say it has a ____________ shape. For example: 

  • That lake has an oval shape.
  • The moon has a crescent shape.

Or, we can use a hyphenated adjective before a noun:

  • She has a heart-shaped  face.
  • The US Department of Defense is located in a pentagon-shaped  building.  (see photo above. Not surprisingly, the building is called "the Pentagon.")

Or, we can say that something is in the shape of a _____________.

  • I planted our garden in the shape of a rhombus.
  • We made a cake in the shape of a star.

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