uncalled

adjective

un·​called ˌən-ˈkȯld How to pronounce uncalled (audio)
: not called
an uncalled telephone number
: such as
a
: not asked for, invited, or told to come
The entrance of the servant, uncalled, roused her. Wilkie Collins
b
finance : not called up for payment
… protected by paid-up and uncalled capital. The Economist
c
: not properly noted and penalized by an official
an uncalled rules infraction
The Czech wondered about the officiating when this flagrant foul went uncalled. Austin Murphy
see also uncalled-for

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There was an uncalled facemask grab at the end of it, but that happens. Scott Horner, The Indianapolis Star, 21 Nov. 2022 Although control of Congress and most battleground races have been decided, a handful of uncalled contests still remain. Bridget Bowman, NBC News, 18 Nov. 2022 Republicans had been stuck at 217 since Monday, with several races still uncalled, mostly in California. WSJ, 17 Nov. 2022 Initiates emulate the uncalled hand ball goal that put Argentina up 1-0 over England in the 1986 quarterfinals. David Feliba, Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2022 Democrats have won 204, with 14 of the 435 seats up for election remaining uncalled, according to the latest election results. Sarah Elbeshbishi, USA TODAY, 15 Nov. 2022 In two of the state’s uncalled House contests, the candidates were separated by 2 points or less. Jonathan J. Cooper, Chicago Tribune, 11 Nov. 2022 In nine of California's uncalled and competitive races (California's 3rd, 9th, 13th, 22nd, 26th, 27th, 41st, 45th, 47th and 49th), six have Republicans in the lead. Aaron Navarro, CBS News, 11 Nov. 2022 With dozens of races still uncalled, the future of the United States House of Representatives remains decidedly in flux. Rafi Schwartz, The Week, 10 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncalled was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Uncalled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncalled. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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