un·​bro·​ken | \ ˌən-ˈbrō-kən \

Definition of unbroken

: not broken: such as
a : whole, intact unbroken skin
b : continuous miles of unbroken forest
c : not subdued : untamed especially : not trained for service or use unbroken colts
d : not violated
e : not plowed
f : not disorganized advanced in unbroken ranks

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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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Previously, a great vintage might happen every 10 years, but lately there has been an almost unbroken string of good years for Barolo. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "Why Italy’s ‘King of Wines’ Is A Relative Bargain—For Now," 6 Dec. 2018 Last year, hundreds of Northern California homeowners complained that contractors paid by the ton hauled away too much dirt and damaged unbroken driveways, sidewalks and pipes. Kathleen Ronayne, The Seattle Times, "Insurance claims at $9 billion from California fires," 12 Dec. 2018 Frustrated when your digestive system has no regard for your need for long, unbroken stretches of sleep? Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "BREAKING: Mystery of Square Wombat Poop Revealed," 20 Nov. 2018 Skip out on the Serengeti Plains and instead explore the world’s largest unbroken caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater, home to endangered black rhinos and dozens of other species of majestic African animals. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Why an Around-the-World Private Jet Trip is the Only Way to Fly," 17 Aug. 2018 With the seal now unbroken, and the sacrosanctity of the ’64 film unviolated by its sequel, could this be the start of more Poppins screen adventures? Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, "How Do You Reinvent Mary Poppins for 2018? Emily Blunt Has a Few Ideas," 8 Nov. 2018 Further Reading The Usenet Deep Space Nine recapper who helped inspire modern TV criticism Just a dozen-ish years ago, on May 13, 2005, Star Trek: Enterprise aired its series finale and ended 18 almost unbroken years of Trek on the small screen. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "A Rick and Morty writer will take Star Trek where no Trek has gone before—comedy," 25 Oct. 2018 During this bull market, usually defined as an upward run unbroken by a selloff of 20% or more, tech stocks have outperformed every other global sector. Mike Bird, WSJ, "As U.S. Bull Market Powers Ahead, Rest of World Is Left Behind," 22 Aug. 2018 Out front is one long unbroken run of rusting metal grates, beat-up signs, and decaying paint, while the area around back is littered with crushed beer cans, pillows, women’s lingerie, and signs of squatters. Alex Gailey, BostonGlobe.com, "Battered storefronts undermine progress at Dudley Square," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of unbroken

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unbroken

: not damaged or broken

: not interrupted

of a record : not beaten or improved upon : not surpassed


un·​bro·​ken | \ ˌən-ˈbrō-kən \

Kids Definition of unbroken

1 : not damaged : whole
2 : not interrupted : continuous unbroken sleep
3 : not tamed for use an unbroken colt


un·​bro·​ken | \ -ˈbrō-kən \

Medical Definition of unbroken

: not broken unbroken skin

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