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non·​stop ˌnän-ˈstäp How to pronounce nonstop (audio)
: done, made, or held without a stop : not easing or letting up
nonstop adverb


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: a nonstop airplane flight

Examples of nonstop in a Sentence

Adjective the two sides took part in nonstop negotiations in an eleventh-hour attempt to avert a strike
Recent Examples on the Web
This includes a new flight from JFK to Munich three times a week that will start on April 9, 2024, and a daily nonstop flight to Shannon, Ireland that will begin on May 23, 2024. Michael Cappetta, Travel + Leisure, 22 Sep. 2023 Getting to Great Britain just got a little easier because next year British Airways is adding another nonstop flight between San Diego and London. Natallie Rocha, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Sep. 2023 Located in the heart of the beautiful Gallatin Valley, the airport provides nonstop flights to 22 cities in the United States with connections all over the world. Hugh Garvey, Sunset Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023 Offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey talked about it virtually nonstop. Ben Volin,, 16 Sep. 2023 These resorts offer awesome ocean views, nonstop family activities, and comfy rooms—all at a price that won't leave you feeling burned. Karen Cicero, Parents, 14 Sep. 2023 Since then, Ceretti’s career has been met with nonstop success. Emily Weaver, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2023 Since then it’s been nonstop promo, including at collaborator Jack Antonoff’s wedding to actor Margaret Qualley last month. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 12 Sep. 2023 Visitors can eat, shop for souvenirs, pitch horseshoes or washers and enjoy nonstop music under two pavilions. Norma Cavazos, Dallas News, 31 Aug. 2023
Nick Sylvester, an undergrad Lampoon staffer who also wrote about music for Pitchfork, had been playing their promo CD nonstop in the satirical magazine’s headquarters, a mock-Flemish castle near campus. Elisabeth Garber-Paul, Rolling Stone, 6 Sep. 2023 Even with no nonstops available, the airline automatically determines your layover and puts both flights on one reservation. Nerdwallet, cleveland, 27 Aug. 2023 From Fairbanks, Alaska Air offers between three and five nonstops each day year-round. Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 2023 The daily Anchorage-Denver nonstop ends on Sept. 4, as does the four-times-weekly nonstop between Anchorage and Minneapolis. Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 2023 While the drive from the Nice airport to Sanremo is about an hour (several carriers have nonstops out of NYC, some seasonal), there are many playgrounds on the French Riviera to snare travelers along the way. Catherine Sabino, Forbes, 17 July 2023 Throughout the performance, Thile plays his mandolin nonstop with, and sometimes against, the orchestra. Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times, 24 Aug. 2023 There are some pockets in August and September where fares are a little lower: Aug. 22-29 for $383 roundtrip nonstop on United and Sept. 1-8 for $406 roundtrip, also on United. Scott McMurren, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Aug. 2023 At Orion, the sets are staggered so the music’s nonstop. Matt Wake |, al, 7 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


1900, in the meaning defined above


1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonstop was in 1900

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“Nonstop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


: done, made, or held without a stop
a nonstop flight to Chicago
nonstop adverb

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