un·​event·​ful | \ ˌən-i-ˈvent-fəl How to pronounce uneventful (audio) \

Definition of uneventful

: marked by no noteworthy or untoward incidents : placid an uneventful weekend

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uneventfully \ ˌən-​i-​ˈvent-​fə-​lē How to pronounce uneventfully (audio) \ adverb
uneventfulness \ ˌən-​i-​ˈvent-​fəl-​nəs How to pronounce uneventfulness (audio) \ noun

Examples of uneventful in a Sentence

The flight home was uneventful.

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Bedrosian followed with seven uneventful outs, maneuvering around two walks and a hit. Los Angeles Times, "Angels lower the (Anthony) Bemboom on the Red Sox in 10-inning victory," 11 Aug. 2019 Filmed March 28, 2019 in Buffalo, N.Y. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press August tends to be the quietest month in the NHL, an uneventful cool down period after the exhilaration of July’s free agency and the excitement of June’s draft. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, "When will Detroit Red Wings anoint Dylan Larkin the next captain?," 4 Aug. 2019 His broadside followed an uneventful round of talks in Shanghai, where the president heard there were no concrete promises from China to purchase American agricultural products. Sherisse Pham, CNN, "The US-China trade war is back on. That's bad news for Huawei," 2 Aug. 2019 But that would make for a fairly short, uneventful film. Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter, "'See You Soon': Film Review," 23 July 2019 The second half was fairly uneventful, as Peru looked happy to keep their one-goal deficit until a golden opportunity presented itself. SI.com, "Brazil 3-1 Peru: Report, Ratings & Reaction as the Selecao Lift the Copa America Trophy," 7 July 2019 Hannah and Jed's date is fairly uneventful, however. Anna Moeslein, Glamour, "The Bachelorette Season 15, Episode 8, Recap: Could Mike Be the Next Bachelor?," 2 July 2019 Senegal started the match as the better side, dominating a relatively uneventful first half and were unlucky not to have gone ahead as Sadio Mane missed in front of an open goal. SI.com, "AFCON Roundup: Senegal Squeeze Past Tunisia & Riyad Mahrez Sends Algeria to the Final," 15 July 2019 And earlier this month, Noe — after somehow avoiding morning sickness and having an otherwise uneventful pregnancy — delivered two healthy babies, a boy and a girl. Washington Post, "A woman carried twin babies for her twin sister, who has a genetic disease. They were born healthy this month.," 19 June 2019

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First Known Use of uneventful

1800, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of uneventful

: having nothing exciting, interesting, or unusual happening : not eventful


un·​event·​ful | \ ˌən-i-ˈvent-fəl How to pronounce uneventful (audio) \

Kids Definition of uneventful

: having nothing exciting, interesting, or important happening : not eventful an uneventful vacation

Other Words from uneventful

uneventfully \ -​fə-​lē \ adverb The day began uneventfully.

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