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How to Pronounce Under: Learn how to pronounce Under in English correctly

Learn how to say Under correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.

Oxford dictionary definition of the word under:

1extending or directly below:
vast stores of gas under the North Sea
the streams that ran under the melting glaciers
below (something covering or protecting):
under several feet of water
a hot plate under an insulated lid
2at a lower level than:
the room under his study
behind (a physical surface):
it was written on the new canvas under a gluey coating
behind or hidden behind (an appearance):
he had a deep sense of fun under his quiet exterior
lower in grade or rank than:
under him in the hierarchy
3lower than (a specified amount, rate, norm, or age):
they averaged just under 2.8 per cent
4controlled, managed, or governed by:
the province is now under martial law
I was under his spell
during the rule of:
the coinage standard was reformed under Elizabeth I
as a reaction to or undergoing the pressure of (something):
the sofa creaked under his weight
certain institutions may be under threat
as provided for by the rules of; in accordance with:
flowers supplied under contract by a local florist
used to express grouping or classification:
file it under ‘lost’
published under his own name
Computing within the environment of (a particular operating system):
the program runs under DOS
5undergoing (a process):
under construction
in a state of:
children living under difficult circumstances
planted with:
fields under wheat
1extending or directly below something:
weaving the body through the crossbars, over and under, over and under
2under water:
he was floating for some time but suddenly went under
affected by an anaesthetic; unconscious:
the operation was quick; she was only under for 15 minutes



Old English, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch onder and German unter