how to pronounce unfold


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the above transcription of unfold is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

unfold is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of unfold in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… but will likely unfold other major …”

meanings of unfold


  1. To turn out; to happen; to develop.
  2. To release from a fold or pen.
  3. To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
  4. To undo a folding.
  5. To reveal.


  1. In functional programming, a kind of higher-order function that is the opposite of a fold.

unfold frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word unfold occurs in english on average 5.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics unfold can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that unfold can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

words with pronunciation similar to unfold


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