un·​opened ˌən-ˈō-pənd How to pronounce unopened (audio)
: not opened
unopened mail
an unopened window
a letter that was returned unopened

Examples of unopened in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In another photo, a storage area can be seen full of dozens of unopened boxes on pallets. Michael Dorgan, Fox News, 16 Nov. 2023 Montero said the $190K sale is the third unopened, original iPhone to sell for major amounts this past year. Kate Perez, USA TODAY, 21 July 2023 Scholars estimate there may be over 30 volumes of new text in the unopened scrolls, covering a wide range of authors and genres. Will Henshall, TIME, 21 Oct. 2023 Seales had used the program to read passages from unopened Hebrew books and was optimistic the technology would eventually reveal the ink inside the Herculaneum scrolls. Kyle Melnick, Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2023 These discoveries are critical steps toward deciphering the remaining unopened scrolls in the villa. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 16 Oct. 2023 The show– which took place at the brand’s unopened flagship boutique on the Champs-Élysées– included bright blouses and structured blazers. India Espy-Jones, Essence, 3 Oct. 2023 To thaw the bird in less time, place the turkey in its unopened bag in a large container and cover it with cold water. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 5 Sep. 2023 So there’s a provision in Ohio’s two year budget bill that gives these 30 unopened marijuana dispensaries until December 31st to open. Laura Johnston, cleveland, 29 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unopened was in the 14th century

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“Unopened.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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