unround

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

Definition of unround

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

adjective

Definition of unround (Entry 2 of 2)

: pronounced with the lips not rounded

First Known Use of unround

Verb

1874, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1958, in the meaning defined above

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“Unround.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unround. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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