- to pronounce (a vowel usually rounded) without rounding of the lips
- to keep (the lips) from being rounded, as in pronouncing the vowel in she
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- unrounded adjective
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transitive verb un·round·ed, un·round·ing, un·rounds
To pronounce (a sound) with the lips in a flattened or neutral position.