unround
I. transitive verb Date: 1874 1. to pronounce (a sound) without lip rounding or with decreased lip rounding 2. to spread (the lips) laterally <
necessary to unround the lips in pronouncing \ē\
>
II. adjective Date: 1958 pronounced with the lips not rounded

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • unround — un·round …   English syllables

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