un·​corked | \ ˌən-ˈkȯrkt How to pronounce uncorked (audio) \

Definition of uncorked

: not provided with a cork

Examples of uncorked in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Initially, as the bottle is uncorked, the gas mixture is partially blocked by the cork, so the ejecta can't reach the speed of sound. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 8 June 2022 There were no uncorked bottles or public victory laps. New York Times, 23 Nov. 2021 Stuffed into a stubby body that's three inches shorter than a Miata, this engine's 228 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque feel liberated with only 3109 pounds of Mini to move—and with an uncorked exhaust that tastefully bellows and snorts. Clifford Atiyeh, Car and Driver, 4 Nov. 2021 Sofia compared her to an uncorked champagne bottle: warm and fizzy and fabulous. Keaton Bell, Vogue, 29 Oct. 2021 Inside, champagne bottles are uncorked and George giddily shows off the vintage sewing machines (also painted white) and heel pressers that are part of the Esquivel magic. David Hochman, Forbes, 14 Oct. 2021 Some French wine connoisseurs can tell simply from sniffing an uncorked bottle not only where the grapes were grown but which direction the vineyard slope was facing. Marcel Krueger, CNN, 23 Sep. 2021 The immediate reason for Ruby’s uncorked rage was that one underling had given herself a nasty knife cut. Jeff Winkler, The Atlantic, 30 Dec. 2020 Normally, jubilant street and bar scenes follow winners celebrating with uncorked bottles of sparkling wine, but this year authorities have urged much caution because of the virus. Fox News, 23 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of uncorked

1777, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncorked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncorked. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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