un·​bro·​ken ˌən-ˈbrō-kən How to pronounce unbroken (audio)
: not broken: such as
: whole, intact
unbroken skin
: continuous
miles of unbroken forest
: not subdued : untamed
especially : not trained for service or use
unbroken colts
: not violated
: not plowed
: not disorganized
advanced in unbroken ranks

Examples of unbroken in a Sentence

an unbroken row of trees eight hours of unbroken sleep The band has had an unbroken string of hits. The Olympic record he set is still unbroken.
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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unbroken was in the 14th century

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“Unbroken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbroken. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


un·​bro·​ken ˌən-ˈbrō-kən How to pronounce unbroken (audio)
: not broken : whole
: not tamed
especially : not trained for use
unbroken colts
: not interrupted : continuous
an unbroken row of trees
unbroken sleep

Medical Definition


un·​bro·​ken -ˈbrō-kən How to pronounce unbroken (audio)
: not broken
unbroken skin

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