score·​less | \ ˈskȯr-ləs How to pronounce scoreless (audio) \

Definition of scoreless

: having no score

Examples of scoreless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After a scoreless third frame, the Red Sox brought across at least one run in the following three frames, beginning with Bobby Dalbec’s solo homer that just made it over the Green Monster., 17 Sep. 2021 Once play resumed, Holland pitched a scoreless frame. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 15 Sep. 2021 The 49ers had 1st-and-10 at the Lions’ 16-yard line, scoreless game, when Shanahan made a substitution: Jimmy Garoppolo out, Trey Lance in. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Sep. 2021 After a scoreless first quarter, the Racers, of the Ohio Valley Conference, grabbed a 7-0 lead with 13:41 to play in the second quarter on a 1-yard rushing touchdown by quarterback Preston Rice. Keith Jenkins, The Enquirer, 11 Sep. 2021 The Bombers scored a run on Anthony Rizzo’s single driving in Andrew Velazquez in the third inning, snapping a 14-inning scoreless drought. Kristie Ackert,, 8 Sep. 2021 Gregg Berhalter’s team opened its campaign last week with a scoreless draw under difficult conditions in El Salvador, an acceptable result in CONCACAF. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, 7 Sep. 2021 The result has been a string of 1-1 draws and scoreless results. Julia Poe,, 6 Sep. 2021 After a scoreless first quarter, where both clubs were shaking off the rust, MTI Pompano got on the scoreboard on a one-yard keeper by quarterback Fanelle Andrus. Emmett Hall,, 2 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of scoreless

1885, in the meaning defined above

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19 Sep 2021

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“Scoreless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of scoreless

used to describe a game in which no points, goals, runs, etc., have been scored
used to describe a player or team that has not scored


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