unround

1 of 2

verb

un·​round ˌən-ˈrau̇nd How to pronounce unround (audio)
unrounded; unrounding; unrounds

transitive verb

1
: to pronounce (a sound) without lip rounding or with decreased lip rounding
2
: to spread (the lips) laterally
necessary to unround the lips in pronouncing \ē\

unround

2 of 2

adjective

: pronounced with the lips not rounded

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1958, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unround was in 1874

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Cite this Entry

“Unround.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unround. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition

unround

verb
un·​round
ˌən-ˈrau̇nd,
ˈən-
: to pronounce a sound without or with decreased rounding of the lips
unrounded adjective
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