un·​bro·​ken | \ ˌən-ˈbrō-kən How to pronounce unbroken (audio) \

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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Inside, regular services take place, part of an unbroken tradition carried out by Aramaic Christians for more than 700 years. Lisa Morrow, CNN, 10 May 2022 The only game series with a comparable unbroken annual streak of releases is EA's Madden NFL franchise, which started in 1988 and will retain that branding despite John Madden's death late last year. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 10 May 2022 The port city is critical to Russian hopes of forming an unbroken land corridor stretching from the eastern Donbas region bordering Russia to the Crimean peninsula, which Russia annexed in 2014. Washington Post, 3 May 2022 Many scenes, including a brutal raid on a village, are shot in fluid, unbroken takes. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2022 The choreography of the combat scenes — both the staging and the shooting, in long, unbroken takes — is mind-blowing. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 Apr. 2022 If the court does what the draft suggests, the ruling would upend a nearly 50-year-old decision; the leak disrupts an almost unbroken tradition of secrecy at the court. Jessica Gresko, ajc, 3 May 2022 Jacinto Bonilla, 80: Deadlifts 325 pounds, squats 250 pounds, and can rip off 20 unbroken pullups. Marty Munson, Men's Health, 15 Apr. 2022 The snowpack underneath has covered all of the willows, leaving endless unbroken powder. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unbroken

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unbroken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbroken. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for unbroken


un·​bro·​ken | \ ˌən-ˈbrō-kən How to pronounce unbroken (audio) \

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 How to pronounce unbroken (audio) \

Medical Definition of unbroken

: not broken unbroken skin

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