Definition of uncoil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈkoil/


Straighten or cause to straighten from a coiled or curled position: [no object]: the rope uncoiled like a snake [with object]: she uncoiled her feather boa
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  • The great singing actress's face contorts in contradictory directions; the fingers claw palpable holes into the air; the body coils and uncoils; the legs are in overdrive.
  • She coils and uncoils her long black hair as she speaks.
  • The knot cannot be unravelled but can uncoil like a snake, start up like the brain-fever-bird that disturbs any chance of rest.

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Syllabification: un·coil

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