un·​de·​liv·​ered ˌən-di-ˈli-vərd How to pronounce undelivered (audio)
: not delivered
undelivered mail

Examples of undelivered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this week, trucks filled with undelivered aid lined the road in Arish, the nearest Egyptian city. Claire Parker, Washington Post, 18 Oct. 2023 Customers will still be able to pick up undelivered packages. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2023 The Farewell Address became, for a century or more, the most popular undelivered speech in history. Alexis Coe, Smithsonian Magazine, 23 June 2023 Every year, the IRS has millions of dollars in tax refunds that go undelivered or unclaimed. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, 28 May 2023 Others in the wine trade scoffed at Sherry-Lehmann’s claims that undelivered wine had been held up by tariff issues. James B. Stewart, New York Times, 25 May 2023 Belafonte had planned to sell the items, including notes for King’s last, undelivered speech, recovered from his suit pocket after his assassination. Ernie Suggs The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (tns), al, 26 Jan. 2023 The 855 women were assigned to handle three years’ worth of undelivered letters and packages to and from U.S. soldiers. Rodney Ho, ajc, 13 Jan. 2023 There’s also a way to acquire undelivered USPS items. Yoni Heisler, BGR, 3 Oct. 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 undelivered was in the 15th century

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“Undelivered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undelivered. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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