un·​plugged | \ ˌən-ˈpləgd How to pronounce unplugged (audio) \

Definition of unplugged

: acoustic sense 2 an unplugged performance

Examples of unplugged in a Sentence

The band's latest album was unplugged.
Recent Examples on the Web In total, there are more than 105,000 unplugged oil and gas wells around California. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In California: Landlords shutting people out, defying state law," 24 Jan. 2020 One thing is clear: Whether or not your company allows real, unplugged time off at this season of the year depends largely on its day-to-day culture the rest of the time. Anne Fisher, Fortune, "Most People Will Be Working During the Holidays Because They Can," 26 Dec. 2019 Almost one-third of couples are asking guests to abide by the unplugged ceremony policy, a growing trend, according to The Knot, and now the couples are extending that to themselves on the honeymoon. Christen A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Edible florals, crystals and bathroom tarot readings: Our favorite wedding trends for 2020," 12 Nov. 2019 The artist will then head to Beijing for a Q&A with UNAIDS Goodwill Ambassador Huang Xiaoming, an unplugged performance and a screening of Doin’ My Drugs. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Danish Musician Thomas Buttenschøn Plots Performances in China for HIV Awareness Week," 26 Nov. 2019 How to Clean an Iron with Vinegar To clean the steam ducts of your iron using vinegar*, mix together equal parts distilled water and distilled white vinegar in a bowl. Pour the mixture into the water reservoir (with the iron cool and unplugged!). Country Living Staff, Country Living, "How to Clean Your Iron in 3 Simple Steps," 8 Nov. 2019 Black Friday was bleak at its store in Jersey City, New Jersey, where an unplugged Christmas tree sat on top of a round table by the entrance. Washington Post, "Season’s greetings at Sears: Dingy shops, sparse shelves," 4 Dec. 2019 Black Friday was bleak at the Sears store in Jersey City, New Jersey, where an unplugged Christmas tree sat on top of a round table by the entrance. Anne D'innocenzio, chicagotribune.com, "At shrinking Sears, a dark holiday. ‘It’s dead man walking.’," 4 Dec. 2019 Black Friday was bleak at its store in Jersey City, New Jersey, where an unplugged Christmas tree sat on top of a round table by the entrance. NBC News, "Sears limps into the holiday season with dingy shops, sparse shelves," 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of unplugged

1968, in the meaning defined above

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3 Feb 2020

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“Unplugged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unplugged. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unplugged

informal : sung or performed without electrical instruments

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