un·​leav·​ened | \ ˌən-ˈle-vənd How to pronounce unleavened (audio) \

Definition of unleavened

: made without leaven : (such as yeast or baking powder) : not leavened unleavened bread Literally "little cakes," tortillas are flat, unleavened rounds that can be made from either corn or wheat flour.Gourmet Magazine … a sober, serious chronicle unleavened by much imagination … or writerly flair …— John Rockwell

Examples of unleavened in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Rows of plates, small cups, boxes of unleavened bread and bottles of kosher wine and grape juice were laid out on long tables flanked by chairs covered with gold cloth. NBC News, 22 Apr. 2022 Made from finely ground corn, wheat flour, eggs, and milk (or buttermilk), Southern-style cornbread is traditionally baked in a skillet, either unleavened or with baking powder. Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 15 Apr. 2022 Passover begins April 15 and for seven days matzo, an unleavened bread, is the only type of bread Jewish people eat. Matt Young, Chron, 15 Apr. 2022 The Seder features unleavened bread, eaten as a reminder of the haste in leaving Egypt during the Exodus. al, 15 Apr. 2022 Because of their rapid departure, the Israelites had no yeast for their bread, so only unleavened bread is allowed during Passover. Jeff Suess, The Enquirer, 15 Apr. 2022 Each item represents part of the story, such as the unleavened bread. Saleen Martin, USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2022 Charoset is traditionally served with matzo, the unleavened bread that is a staple of Passover. Katie Workman, sun-sentinel.com, 7 Apr. 2022 During Passover, only unleavened bread called matzo or matzah may be eaten. CNN, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unleavened

1530, in the meaning defined above

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“Unleavened.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unleavened. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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