Main definitions of unwound in English

: unwound1unwound2

unwound1

adjective

  • (of a clock or watch) not wound or wound up.

    • ‘In recent decades, though, especially sine the end of Soviet tyranny, the safe-haven idea has lost cogency like an unwound watch running down.’
    • ‘I can think of no better reason not to give up, not to run down like an unwound clock.’
    • ‘I don't know why I was saying ‘tick’ though - I can't stand things that tick, so all the mechanical clocks have been banished to an unwound exile.’
    • ‘It may also happen when the unwound clock stops: sometimes the strike gear train cannot remain synchronized with the time marked by the hands.’

Pronunciation

unwound

/ʌnˈwaʊnd/

Main definitions of unwound in English

: unwound1unwound2

unwound2

  • past and past participle of unwind

Pronunciation

unwound

/ʌnˈwaʊnd/