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 Some time in the 1990s, it was put on display — still unplugged — at the Tom Bradley terminal at Los Angeles International Airport. Los Angeles Times, "Sick of loud noises and bright lights? Sorry, L.A. has always been like that," 6 Apr. 2021 Despite periodic vows of a crackdown, the leaks ran nearly unplugged for four years, including during Trump’s final, desperate days in office. Washington Post, "The Trump White House provided reporters with a gusher of leaks. With Biden, everything’s changed.," 6 Apr. 2021 Live music has been creeping back into the local scene for several months now, mostly local artists playing unplugged sets at restaurants. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, "April concert guide for Phoenix: Here's what you need to know about this month's shows," 1 Apr. 2021 But to get an even richer benefit, try a week or more completely unplugged. Star Tribune, "How the Vikings can make more moves; and many reasons to go into the woods," 19 Mar. 2021 The unplugged, pastoral side to baseball, with its hickory bats, Kentucky bluegrass, rawhide, and western Pennsylvania dirt, isn’t going away. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "MLB will dip into a technology bag of tricks this season to aid players and engage fans," 18 Mar. 2021 Wynonna Judd plays unplugged at 7 p.m. Tickets via watch.mandolin.com. Gary Graff, cleveland, "Grammy Awards top this week’s virtual music hit parade," 10 Mar. 2021 Earlier this year, Danny Wimmer Presents announced that Louder Than Life will be held this year but Bourbon & Beyond and Hometown Rising have been unplugged for the second year in a row. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Forecastle Festival is canceled for 2021, but it will return to Waterfront Park in 2022," 4 Mar. 2021 Boehner unplugged: While recording his new book on tape, John Boehner, the former U.S. House Speaker and Ohioan, has been going off-script, according to Axios. cleveland, "As more Ohio kids return to classrooms, lawmakers scramble to rewrite testing requirements: Capitol Letter," 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of unplugged

1968, in the meaning defined above

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8 Apr 2021

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“Unplugged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unplugged. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unplugged

informal : sung or performed without electrical instruments

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