What is the adjectives to describe rectangular and round objects? For example, cars come with variety of shapes. Classic cars from 80's years tend to be rectangular, with edges and corners. On the other hand, modern cars are always built in more-round shapes for aerodynamic efficiency and nice appearance. How to describe these two types of appearance? Thank you!

  • It depends on the context. In your example, you are talking about the vehicles. We certainly have term for it 'aerodynamic' as you have used. I'm afraid there's no common term that suits in all examples. Aerodynamic is fine for vehicles but cannot be applied to all 'round objects'. – Maulik V Nov 10 '15 at 6:40

for rectangular objects - box shaped

for round shapes for aerodynamic efficiency and nice appearance - streamlined

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    Boxy or angular are commonly used as well. – Jason Patterson Nov 10 '15 at 3:13
  • I've never heard of 'streamlined' vehicles! But not your fault. The question is unclear in that sense. – Maulik V Nov 10 '15 at 6:41

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