un·​lit | \ ˌən-ˈlit How to pronounce unlit (audio) \

Definition of unlit

: not lighted: such as
a : not kindled or ignited an unlit fire an unlit cigar
b : not illuminated with light unlit roads an unlit stairway

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In Immelt’s vision, this was a chance to corner the market on lighting the unlit corners of the Earth. Thomas Gryta And Ted Mann, WSJ, "GE Powered the American Century—Then It Burned Out," 14 Dec. 2018 Take either several short bunches of string lights or a few extra-long ones and arrange them in large swaths around and under unlit logs. Ann Lien, House Beautiful, "Hanging Christmas Lights In Your Fireplace Is The Life Hack You Didn't Know You Needed," 17 Dec. 2018 Based on an audio recording taken from inside the business, authorities believed the man snatched a nonworking phone, a television remote, and a can of beer from the fridge, and wandered into the creepy unlit room. Deanna Paul, Washington Post, "A man who broke into an ‘escape room’ repeatedly called 911 when he couldn’t escape, police say," 12 July 2018 Almereyda exclaims when the filmmaker materializes, an unlit cheroot in his mouth. New York Times, "Review: A Godard Film About Making Movies Arrives in New York," 12 July 2018 Yet on this unforgiving highway, largely unlit and shrouded in fog, here drove a heedless Yordano Ventura between approximately 3 and 5 a.m. on Jan. 22. Vahe Gregorian And Maria Torres, kansascity, "Yordano Ventura’s final year filled with family turmoil, emotional distress," 6 July 2018 It was decided at Thursday’s meeting that at least one unlit baseball field would be built in phase one. Gary Gibula, Naperville Sun, "Naperville Park Board OKs plans for ambitious Southwest Community Park, with first phase open by 2020," 16 June 2018 As a sound like a dragon’s roar emerged from the fog, the valley ahead of us remained unlit, its dense, medieval haze instead rippling with the sound of rocket engines. Geoff Manaugh, The Atlantic, "Los Angeles, America’s Future Spaceport," 17 May 2018 Late-night entertainment was previously located on a stage in the canyon accessible only by an unlit, rocky downhill hike. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "FORM Arcosanti returns May 11-13 with Chance the Rapper, Skrillex, Charli XCX," 7 May 2018

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First Known Use of unlit

circa 1764, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unlit was circa 1764

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English Language Learners Definition of unlit

: not having any light shining so you can see
: not burning : not lit
: not turned on to provide light

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