non·​stop | \ ˌnän-ˈstäp How to pronounce nonstop (audio) \

Definition of nonstop

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: done, made, or held without a stop : not easing or letting up



Definition of nonstop (Entry 2 of 2)

: a nonstop airplane flight

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nonstop adverb

Examples of nonstop in a Sentence

Adjective nonstop negotiations in an eleventh-hour attempt to avert a strike
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Amid pilot shortages and other major challenges for airlines, a newbie, Breeze Airways, flew an inaugural flight out of Orlando International Airport on Friday in a nonstop route to Charleston, S.C., a flight that continues to Hartford, Conn. Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel, 24 June 2022 But after the global economy has been rocked for two years by nonstop supply crises — from shipping snarls to the war in Ukraine — central bankers have stopped waiting for normality to return. New York Times, 24 June 2022 First-time director Zoe Lister-Jones is the writer and star of this musical romp about Anna and Ben (Adam Pally), a couple who decide to turn their nonstop arguments into songs. Andrew Walsh,, 23 June 2022 The nonstop work had left his shoulder buckled and hands calloused. Serenitie Wang, CNN, 17 June 2022 At times, the aviation industry seems to have its own language, and many of the terms used by airlines are regularly misunderstood – such as the difference between a direct and nonstop flight. Ramsey Qubein, USA TODAY, 16 June 2022 That’s because nonstop wearing of comfortable shoes or no footwear at all has made some people’s feet bigger, says Manhattan podiatric surgeon Suzanne Levine. Fiorella Valdesolo, WSJ, 15 June 2022 Wondering what’s up with the nonstop concert videos on Instagram and TikTok recently? Seventeen, 13 June 2022 Long before Swift broke out her red guitar, Mills remarked the 90-minute conversation felt like a concert because of the energetic crowd’s nonstop cheering. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 11 June 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There’s a Seattle-London nonstop on British Airways. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Jan. 2022 United Airlines returns with a daily nonstop on June 9. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, 24 Dec. 2021 Despite dancing nonstop, her vocals still sounded crisp, even on some of the more nuanced vocal runs and high notes. William Earl, Variety, 16 May 2022 One thing is clear: St. George has found a way to get its message through, even when the phones at Ironman Group headquarters are ringing nonstop. The Salt Lake Tribune, 3 May 2022 A few sleepless hours later, Felicia was headed to the airport in Tampa for a 6 a.m. nonstop to LAX, an uneasy 5½ hours for a mother to do little more than think. Los Angeles Times, 18 Apr. 2022 That’s when the Slackers doubled down on building a grass-roots following by hitting the road nonstop. Washington Post, 24 Dec. 2021 Participants, including several progressive candidates, were met by a near-nonstop stream of supportive honks and cheers. Nathaniel Herz, Anchorage Daily News, 4 May 2022 Air New Zealand's 17-hour-plus nonstop between Auckland and JFK will begin in September 2022, while Qantas' Melbourne-to-Dallas direct will kick off in December. Lilit Marcus, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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1900, in the meaning defined above


1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonstop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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adverb or adjective
non·​stop | \ ˈnän-ˈstäp How to pronounce nonstop (audio) \

Kids Definition of nonstop

: without a stop He talked nonstop. It's a nonstop flight.

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