[ uhn-reel ]
/ ʌnˈril /

verb (used with object)

to unwind from or as if from a reel: to unreel some wire; to unreel a tangled skein.

verb (used without object)

to become unreeled.

Nearby words

  1. unrecognized,
  2. unreconciled,
  3. unreconstructed,
  4. unreconstructible,
  5. unrecorded,
  6. unreeve,
  7. unrefined,
  8. unreflected,
  9. unreflecting,
  10. unreflective

Origin of unreel

First recorded in 1560–70; un-2 + reel1

Related formsun·reel·a·ble, adjectiveun·reel·er, noun

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