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

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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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The Wyndham Land Trust’s Bull Hill project is an impressive effort to save much of Bull Hill, a block of unbroken, contiguous forest on the Woodstock and Thompson line. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "A view with three trees and so much more on top of Bull Hill in Thompson," 7 June 2019 Women who stepped in and made sure my hair was done right, clothes were ironed, spirit was high and unbroken. Harmonyholiday, Longreads, "Mama Looks for Melanin," 6 June 2019 Despite its aggressive scale, the image is gentle, even welcoming, floating on an unbroken plane of millennial pink. Christopher Alessandrini, The New York Review of Books, "‘Boys Do It Better’: The Paintings of Louis Fratino," 18 May 2019 Unbowed and unbroken, the widow had his assassins and their families massacred in retaliation. National Geographic, "This Renaissance warrior woman defied powerful popes to defend her lands," 15 Mar. 2019 But if electrons require infinite-dimensional state spaces, physical reality is fundamentally continuous — an unbroken sheet even at the finest resolution. Quanta Magazine, "The Universe’s Ultimate Complexity Revealed by Simple Quantum Games," 5 Mar. 2019 For the director, that included filming a dramatic scene on a lengthy bike climb in one unbroken 10-minute span that took more than 20 takes to get right. Jake Coyle, The Seattle Times, "On two wheels, ‘The Climb’ rides through Cannes as a hit," 20 May 2019 According to Rolling Stone, Earl had a nearly unbroken streak of 18 number one hits in the 80s. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Blake Shelton Gives Emotional Tribute to 'Hero' Earl Thomas Conley, Who Died at 77," 11 Apr. 2019 The camera travels through it all in a single unbroken shot that lasts more than two minutes, a thrilling technical feat that manages to communicate an enormous amount of information about the political economy and social organization of Aci-Trezza. New York Times, "How Luchino Visconti Made History Sing," 7 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 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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