un·​cap·​i·​tal·​ized ˌən-ˈka-pə-tə-ˌlīzd How to pronounce uncapitalized (audio)
 British also  -kə-ˈpi-tə-
: not capitalized: such as
: not written in capitals or with an initial capital
an uncapitalized word
finance : not treated as an amortizable investment in long-term capital assets
an uncapitalized expense

Examples of uncapitalized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Alabama stranded a runner at second in the second inning and Kaylee Tow’s lead-off single in the fourth went uncapitalized after a sacrifice bunt and a sac fly left her at third. Michael Casagrande | McAsagrande@al.com, al, 12 May 2022 Among the dozens of instances in which e precedes i in uncapitalized words are this dozen: caffeine, counterfeit, deity, feisty, heifer, height, herein, leisure, protein, reign, seize and weird. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncapitalized was in 1866

Dictionary Entries Near uncapitalized

Cite this Entry

“Uncapitalized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncapitalized. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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