un·​plugged | \ˌən-ˈpləgd \

Definition of unplugged 

: acoustic sense 2 an unplugged performance

Examples of unplugged in a Sentence

The band's latest album was unplugged.

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Just use a damp cloth to wipe away product build-up when the tool is cool and unplugged. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "12 Common Curling Iron Mistakes and How to Stop Making Them," 8 June 2018 The couple hasn’t posted any photos of the wedding yet — according to an Instagram story posted by Piesterse’s bestie Jailynn Rubio, who officiated, the ceremony was unplugged. refinery29.com, "This Pretty Little Liar Got Married In Ireland," 28 May 2018 This story has been corrected to show officials have finished stabilizing wells at the geothermal energy plant, but some still remain unplugged. Audrey Mcavoy, Houston Chronicle, "Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane," 24 May 2018 The disturbed owner, who is shown in the report juggling four unplugged Echo Dot devices, said that the colleague then sent the offending audio to Danielle and her husband to confirm the paranoid-sounding allegation. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Amazon confirms that Echo device secretly shared user’s private audio [Updated]," 24 May 2018 This was an unplugged, untimed, unmanaged experience, complete with stops to sniff around and soak in the surroundings. Michael Easter, Outside Online, "What Happens When You Scrap Your Fitness Plan," 14 May 2018 Who is Paris on social media versus Paris at home, totally unplugged? Evan Real, The Hollywood Reporter, "Paris Hilton on Tribeca Doc 'American Meme' and Social Media: "I Created That Genre of Celebrity"," 27 Apr. 2018 This fall, Buzz will add a recording studio to the space, where aspiring musicians — mostly unplugged jazz sets, along with avant-garde musicians — can perform while having the set broadcast live on the internet, Kayes said. Wesley Case, baltimoresun.com, "With Buzz, a café owner wants to bring more culture and live music to Federal Hill," 19 Apr. 2018 These five hotels and resorts are there to help you: Wyndham Grand — With its new Reconnected program, Wyndham is targeting five locations (Charleston, Orland, Chicago, Gaveston, Tex., and Clearwater, Fla.) to roll out an unplugged experience. Amanda Loudin /, NBC News, "If you want a truly unplugged experience this weekend, these hotels want to help.," 9 Mar. 2018

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1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unplugged

: sung or performed without electrical instruments

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