un·​dead | \ ˌən-ˈded How to pronounce undead (audio) \
plural undead

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Recent Examples on the Web Zombieland: Double Tap Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone reunite to dispatch even more of the undead in this sequel to the 2009 horror comedy. Matt Cooper, Los Angeles Times, "Movies opening in L.A. this week: ‘Maleficent,’ ‘Zombieland’ sequels and more," 13 Oct. 2019 Game of Thrones episode three really, really delivered on an epic battle with the undead Night King and his army of wights. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Will Arya Take Jaime's Face and Kill Cersei on 'Game of Thrones'?," 29 Apr. 2019 But apart from season umpteen of The Walking Dead and rumors of a World War Z sequel, the undead have quieted of late, awaiting the next lightning bolt, the next experiment gone wrong. Ross Douthat, National Review, "Skip Zombieland 2 and Watch Lupita Nyong’o in Little Monsters," 24 Oct. 2019 Or were restless spirits at play throughout these stylishly told stories of ghosts, the devil and the undead. Matthew J. Palm, orlandosentinel.com, "‘Phantasmagoria: Reckoning’: Things go bump in the night | Review," 20 Oct. 2019 The event started when about 150 people dressed up like the undead and stumbled their way through a half dozen bars in Northeast Minneapolis, starting at the 331 Club and ending at Psycho Suzy’s. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, "The Time’s Morris Day imagines a conversation with Prince in his new book ‘On Time’," 11 Oct. 2019 For the 15th consecutive year, the undead will take over Louisville, dragging their bloody bits and scary parts down Bardstown Road this weekend. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Here's everything you need to know about the 2019 Louisville Zombie Walk," 21 Aug. 2019 Your protagonist can show up at a nightclub and jump into the center of the action, throwing their limbs wildly with an enthusiasm that’s not generally credited to the undead. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2’s creators want the game to grow up — but stay weird," 20 June 2019 Cry of the undead As illustrated by the story of Arnold Paole, popular belief held that to kill a vampire, the corpse had to be disinterred and pierced with a stake. Oscar Urbiola, National Geographic, "How did 18th-century vampire hunters identify the undead? Blood and fingernails," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of undead

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Dec 2019

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“Undead.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undead. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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