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unrounded

[uhn-roun-did]
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adjective Phonetics.
  1. (of a vowel) pronounced without rounding the lips, as the vowel of bit.Compare rounded(def 2), spread(def 40).

Origin of unrounded

First recorded in 1875–80; un-1 + rounded

unround

[uhn-round]
verb (used with object) Phonetics.
  1. to articulate (an ordinarily rounded vowel) without rounding the lips; delabialize.

Origin of unround

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + round1
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Examples from the Web for unrounded

Historical Examples

  • The whole house, with its wings, was constructed of the old-fashioned Dutch shingles—broad, and with unrounded corners.

    The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

    Edgar Allan Poe


British Dictionary definitions for unrounded

unrounded

adjective
  1. phonetics articulated with the lips spread; not rounded
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