scoreless

adjective

score·​less ˈskȯr-ləs How to pronounce scoreless (audio)
: having no score

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web After a scoreless first 10-minute overtime, Maricarmen Reyes scored with just 3-minutes, 20-seconds remaining in the second OT to win it for the Bruins. John Maffei, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Jan. 2023 The Bearcats were scoreless over the final 3:37 and still won. Scott Springer, The Enquirer, 14 Jan. 2023 After a scoreless overtime period, the game officially ended in a tie. Mike Puzzanghera, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Jan. 2023 Kitley's scoreless stretch extended from 2:02 in the first quarter to the 3:11 in the third period. Alexis Cubit, The Courier-Journal, 13 Jan. 2023 Williams’ scoreless night from behind the arc highlighted the ongoing weaknesses of the Bulls’ 3-point shooting, which is virtually nonexistent outside of LaVine and Vučević. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 12 Jan. 2023 But five scoreless Clippers possessions later, the Hawks had forged a tie, and with 33 seconds left a Trae Young floater pushed Atlanta ahead by two as part of a 19-6 Hawks run. Staff Writer Follow, Los Angeles Times, 8 Jan. 2023 The Stars were outshot 10-4 in a scoreless first period before Jason Robertson slapped in a deflection off the post from his own initial shot with 3:15 remaining in the period. Stefan Stevenson, Dallas News, 8 Jan. 2023 The Bengals’ first five drives of the second half were scoreless drives, with two of them ending with turnovers. Mohammad Ahmad, cleveland, 24 Dec. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scoreless was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Scoreless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scoreless. Accessed 30 Jan. 2023.

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