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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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 Portuguese farmers often plant long, unbroken stretches of eucalyptus, a fast-growing tree that offers a quick financial return from the country’s important paper pulp industry. Washington Post, "Send in the goats: Portugal goes low-tech to beat wildfires," 14 June 2018 By that, Tomlinson is referring to the table’s nearly unbroken stretch of royal ownership. Bloomberg, Fortune, "This Table Could Be Yours for $11.6 Million," 21 June 2018 Atkins had earlier been on the San Diego City Council, part of an unbroken string of lesbian and gay legislators who have held the same district seat since 1993, when Christine Kehoe became the first LGBT member elected to the council. John Wilkens, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New History Center exhibit traces stories of struggle and progress in LGBT community," 8 July 2018 Air quality is increasingly a concern as the unbroken string of hot and humid days without significant precipitation continues. John R. Ellement, BostonGlobe.com, "Heat wave breaks along the coast, but inland it’s a different story," 2 July 2018 The Islamic State has suffered a nearly unbroken string of military defeats since late 2015. Joby Warrick, Washington Post, "New clues bolster belief that ISIS leader is still alive — and busy with a chilling new mission," 19 May 2018 The Islamic State has suffered a nearly unbroken string of military defeats since late 2015. Joby Warrick And Souad Mekhennet, chicagotribune.com, "Clues suggest ISIS leader is still alive — and busy with a chilling new mission," 19 May 2018 That’s steady, solid growth to be sure, continuing an unbroken chain of monthly gains in total employment that started in October 2010. Brooks Jackson, Philly.com, "Trump's Numbers (Second Quarterly Update) | FactCheck," 11 July 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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