Definition of unrounded in English:

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unrounded

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈraʊndɪd/

adjective

1Not rounded.
Example sentences
  • Front and central vowels and back low vowels are normally pronounced with the lips unrounded.
  • The inside upper edge should be left unrounded, so as to prevent the staves from splintering when adzing the barrel.
  • For example, the sharp sides defining the bottom surfaces may be left unrounded.
1.1 Phonetics (Of a vowel) pronounced with the lips not rounded.
Example sentences
  • On the other hand, in some regions of the US caught and cot are distinct in pronunciation (typically with a rounded vowel in the first and an unrounded vowel in the second).
  • In the Russian transliteration, the vowel y is a high back unrounded vowel (not found in English); it's not like English y.
  • The resulting vowel is sometimes lightly rounded but more often unrounded, like the stressed vowel of father.

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