un·​par·​al·​leled | \ ˌən-ˈper-ə-ˌleld How to pronounce unparalleled (audio) , -ləld, -ˈpa-rə- \

Definition of unparalleled

: having no parallel especially : having no equal or match : unique in kind or quality

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Examples of unparalleled in a Sentence

War crimes of this type are unparalleled in history. The new telescope offers an unparalleled opportunity to conduct research. Her knowledge of the subject is unparalleled.
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Recent Examples on the Web Two standout dishes are the Vegetables Pataniscas, a type of Portuguese fritter made out of vegetable batter and their homemade chocolate cake is unparalleled. Hannah Seligson, Town & Country, "What to Do, See, Eat, and Shop For in Lisbon, Portugal," 25 Nov. 2019 Their understanding of the needs of songwriters is, in my experience, unparalleled. Lilly Pace, Billboard, "Publishing Briefs: Mxmtoon Signs Kobalt Admin Deal, Spirit Nabs Ingrid Michaelson's Music & More," 21 Nov. 2019 Literature and its place in civilization is unparalleled. Vogue, "The 70th Annual National Book Awards Was A Surprisingly Boisterous Night," 21 Nov. 2019 Sistani’s religious influence in Iraq is unparalleled, and his pronouncements have the potential to dampen or inflame the protests. Washington Post, "Iraq’s top Shiite cleric backs protesters’ demands; security forces arrest wounded civilians from hospitals," 4 Oct. 2019 His long record of service as a common council member, state representative, chairman of the board of education is second to none, and his knowledge and love of Middletown is unparalleled. Kathleen Mcwilliams, courant.com, "Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim appoints chief of staff, deputy mayor," 15 Nov. 2019 His talent is unparalleled and his body of work is extraordinary. Tatiana Cirisano, Billboard, "Primary Wave Publishing Acquires Catalog of Pink Floyd, Alice Cooper Producer Bob Ezrin," 24 Oct. 2019 The drama beginning with Draymond Green’s groin incident in Game 4 is largely unparalleled, as was the performances by James and Kyrie Irving to close the series. Michael Shapiro, SI.com, "Ranking the Best NBA Finals of the Past Decade," 16 Sep. 2019 Fortified by unparalleled access, the show spotlights interesting players, position battles, playful rookie hazing, roster cuts and more. Chuck Barney, The Mercury News, "A Raiders ‘Hard Knocks’ primer: All you need to know," 25 July 2019

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First Known Use of unparalleled

1601, in the meaning defined above

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“Unparalleled.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unparalleled. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of unparalleled

: not found elsewhere : never seen or experienced before
: having no equal : better or greater than anyone or anything else


un·​par·​al·​leled | \ ˌən-ˈper-ə-ˌleld How to pronounce unparalleled (audio) \

Kids Definition of unparalleled

: having no counterpart or equal an unparalleled celebration

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