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noun non·event \ˈnän-i-ˌvent, ˌnän-i-ˈvent\

Definition of nonevent

  1. 1a :  an expected event that fails to take place or to satisfy expectationsb :  an often highly publicized event of little intrinsic interest or significance

  2. 2 :  an occurrence that is officially ignored

1936

First Known Use of nonevent

1936


NONEVENT Defined for English Language Learners

nonevent

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noun non·event \ˈnän-i-ˌvent, ˌnän-i-ˈvent\

Definition of nonevent for English Language Learners

  • : an event that is much less interesting or important than it was expected to be

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