unplugged

adjective

un·​plugged ˌən-ˈpləgd How to pronounce unplugged (audio)
: acoustic sense 2
an unplugged performance

Example Sentences

The band's latest album was unplugged.
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Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unplugged was in 1968

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“Unplugged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unplugged. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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unplugged

adjective

un·​plugged ˌən-ˈpləgd How to pronounce unplugged (audio)
: acoustic sense 2
an unplugged performance

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