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Definition of scoreless

: having no score

Examples of scoreless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web May limped around for a minute, but remained in the game and finished a scoreless inning. Nick Piecoro, The Arizona Republic, "Madison Bumgarner turns in better outing in Diamondbacks' win over Dodgers," 12 Sep. 2020 Fairfield broke open a scoreless Class 5A, Region 5 battle with a big second quarter and held off visiting Carver-Birmingham 34-20 at Clements Field. Reports, al, "Birmingham roundup: Oak Mountain scores twice late to earn 35-28 win over Vestavia Hills," 12 Sep. 2020 May limped around for a minute, but remained in the game and finished a scoreless inning. David Brandt, Star Tribune, "Diamondbacks shake prolonged slump, beat Dodgers 5-2," 11 Sep. 2020 Luis Cessa and Brooks Kriske each followed with a scoreless inning. Jake Seiner,, "Voit’s 6 RBIs, Cole’s gem help Yankees sweep DH vs Orioles," 11 Sep. 2020 The team has been shut out only once in regular season play in its scoreless season opener back in February. Julia Poe,, "Orlando City coach Oscar Pareja quickly developing once elusive striker depth," 4 Sep. 2020 Right-hander John Schreiber, who threw a scoreless inning of relief Wednesday against the White Sox, did a nice job limiting the damage Saturday. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, "Tigers strike out 12 times in 3-1 loss, drop 19th straight to Cleveland," 16 Aug. 2020 Lefty Gregory Soto, who looks like a future closer, pitched a scoreless seventh inning and blew a 100-mph fastball past Matt Davidson for a strikeout. Bobby Nightengale, The Enquirer, "Cincinnati Reds lineup shut down in 7-2 loss to Detroit Tigers," 1 Aug. 2020 Eight days after losing to Chicago Fire FC 3-0 at Soldier Field, FC Cincinnati earned a scoreless draw against Chicago on Wednesday at Nippert Stadium. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, "FC Cincinnati is still seeking goals while defense delivers against Chicago Fire FC," 3 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of scoreless

1885, in the meaning defined above

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18 Sep 2020

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“Scoreless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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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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