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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But first, be sure that the appliance is off, unplugged, and cool. Betty Gold, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Air Fryers for Making Crispy Comfort Foods So Much Healthier," 20 Nov. 2018 Taylor Energy plugged nine wells, leaving 16 unplugged. Michael Kunzelman, The Seattle Times, "Company can be ordered to drill to end 14-year-old oil leak," 21 Nov. 2018 In the world of the Ralph films, a broken game immediately gets unplugged, and soon, Vanellope and her fellow Sugar Rush characters become refugees in the worlds of other arcade games. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Ralph Breaks the Internet is The Lego Movie of Disney films," 14 Nov. 2018 Although the YouTube star has been open about personal life on her popular channel over the past eight years, Hill is re-inventing herself while the ring lights are unplugged and the cameras are off. Devon Abelman, Allure, "Jaclyn Hill Shares the Secret to Her Best-Selling Palette," 26 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of unplugged

1968, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unplugged

informal : sung or performed without electrical instruments

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