scoreless

adjective

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

Examples of scoreless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That turned into a 3-pointer by Karson's brother, Kaeden Osterman, who'd been scoreless to this point in the game. Jr Radcliffe, Journal Sentinel, 17 Mar. 2023 After a slow start — two scoreless games — the 27-year-old has scored in back-to-back games, putting him one goal away from matching his 75-game total last season. Ryan Ford, Detroit Free Press, 13 Feb. 2023 After a scoreless first period, the Jets exploded after the first intermission, starting with Josh Morrissey’s backhander 1 minute, 16 seconds into the second period. Phil Thompson, Chicago Tribune, 12 Feb. 2023 Paul Dittrich tallied a goal with 48.3 second remaining in the second to break the scoreless deadlock. Josh Reed, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Feb. 2023 Swayman completed his return from the long break with a 10-save, scoreless third period. Emma Healy, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Feb. 2023 After a scoreless tie versus Houston Kinkaid in the fourth match of the season, on Dec. 3, Hockaday has reeled off 13 straight wins. Mike Waters, Dallas News, 11 Feb. 2023 Freshman guard Rylan Griffen shot 4-of-5 from deep and fellow guard Nimari Burnett finished 3-of-7, with 13 first-half points followed by a scoreless second half. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, 4 Feb. 2023 Pressly took over the closer role from Ken Giles at the 2018 trade deadline and has posted a sub-3.00 ERA in three of his four seasons with the Astros, in addition to delivering a scoreless postseason for the 2022 World Series champions. James Yasko, Chron, 31 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scoreless was in 1885

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“Scoreless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scoreless. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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