Dictionary.com

unroll

[ uhn-rohl ]
/ ʌnˈroʊl /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object)
to open or spread out (something rolled or coiled): to unroll a bolt of fabric.
to lay open; display; reveal.
Obsolete. to strike from a roll or register.
verb (used without object)
to become unrolled or spread out: The scrolls unroll easily.
to become continuously visible or apparent: The landscape unrolled before our eyes.
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of unroll

First recorded in 1375–1425, unroll is from the late Middle English word unrollen.See un-2, roll
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use unroll in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unroll

unroll
/ (ʌnˈrəʊl) /

verb
to open out or unwind (something rolled, folded, or coiled) or (of something rolled, etc) to become opened out or unwound
to make or become visible or apparent, esp gradually; unfold
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK