un·​paint·​ed ˌən-ˈpān-təd How to pronounce unpainted (audio)
: not painted
unpainted wood
an unpainted canvas

Examples of unpainted in a Sentence

the wooden shingles on the island's houses are usually left unpainted, and over time the salt air turns them a soft gray
Recent Examples on the Web Unlike human homes, the birdhouses go unpainted, adding to the pervading sense of melancholy. Muktita Suhartono Nyimas Laula, New York Times, 2 Apr. 2024 In one Colonial Revival home from 1905, a supposed fix included unpainted boards laid atop of rotted boards. Eric Adler, Kansas City Star, 4 Mar. 2024 Give your bathroom a new coat of paint without worrying about moving the toilet—or worse, leaving huge unpainted patches behind—by following these steps. Timothy Dale, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Aug. 2022 The work is stenciled on the lower part of the palace building, which is usually left unpainted due to splashing waves from passing boats, according to Artnet’s Adam Schrader. Julia Binswanger, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Nov. 2023 During the livestreamed preview, Klum only appeared in the unpainted mask portion of her costume, leaving viewers to guess the end result. Dustin Nelson, EW.com, 31 Oct. 2023 Biles also revealed her new kitchen in further footage, which showed a space with wooden cabinets installed and an unpainted ceiling and walls. Escher Walcott, Peoplemag, 11 Feb. 2024 Their new house was a one-story, unpainted structure near a paved road and a grocery store, the only one in the area with a perimeter wall fringed in security wire. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 28 Jan. 2024 The distinct, wood-grain-like texture of long, visible brushstrokes at once captures the buildings’ famous vertical lines and, by exposing slivers of unpainted white linen, suggests a dazzling glare. Will Heinrich, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpainted was in the 15th century

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“Unpainted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpainted. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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