un·​framed | \ ˌən-ˈfrāmd How to pronounce unframed (audio) \

Definition of unframed

: not enclosed in or as if in a frame : not framed an unframed photograph

Examples of unframed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each design is available in five print sizes, framed or unframed, or even as a poster or a fabric wall hanging. Lindsey Olander, Condé Nast Traveler, "Create An Indoor Garden at Home With These Plants and Plant Accessories," 1 June 2020 The unframed sketch is printed on matte 100% cotton paper and available in sizes starting at 8x10 inches. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Dress Up Your Walls with Our Favorite Black-and-White Art Under $40," 18 May 2020 Many of the prints in the second room are unframed. Richard B. Woodward, WSJ, "‘The Elevated Eye: Aerial Photography Past and Present’ Review: The View From Above," 27 Jan. 2020 The canvases are left unframed, the sides baring evidence of the work’s many paint layers. Claire Bugos, Smithsonian, "Artist Pat Steir Turns the Hirshhorn Into a Massive Color Wheel," 20 Nov. 2019 Art expert Eric Turquin, who retrieved the painting two years ago, said it was found, unframed, by auctioneer Marc Labarbe while emptying a client’s house. Washington Post, "Painting attributed to Caravaggio on display before auction," 14 June 2019 An unframed, Impressionistic oil painting of an orange-bonnet-wearing woman hangs on the wall, along with a tumble of cake molds strung together like a giant charm bracelet. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appetit, "The Mysterious World of Burrow, a Japanese Bakery Hiding In an Office Lobby," 13 June 2018 The exhibit is loosey-goosey: Hundreds of unframed prints, some curling at the edges, hang from clothespins on a series of strings in a room filled with chairs, tables, boxes and other library things. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "World-Traveling Dog Named Pastrami Lands At Hartford Library," 17 May 2018 To help visitors focus, each document will be displayed unframed, enclosed in a gray free-standing case with a slanted top like a writing desk; caption information will be easily readable on a panel attached above each case. Jane L. Levere, New York Times, "A Childhood Hobby Matures Into a World-Class Collection," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of unframed

1718, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jun 2020

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“Unframed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unframed. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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