un·​punc·​tu·​at·​ed ˌən-ˈpəŋk-chə-ˌwā-təd How to pronounce unpunctuated (audio)
: lacking punctuation : not punctuated
an unpunctuated sentence
unpunctuated lines of text

Examples of unpunctuated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So while most congressional hearings on sharply partisan matters give viewers a split-screen narrative of the matter at hand, Thompson, Cheney and their fellow panel members were free to weave a seamless narrative, unpunctuated — for at least the duration of the hearing — by hostile voices. Mike Debonis, Washington Post, 10 June 2022 Notice how the reader is drawn in with a single unpunctuated sentence that starts slowly and gradually becomes an express train that whistles right by the local stops without providing an opportunity to get off. The New Yorker, 20 Dec. 2021 Among the novel’s innovations was that final chapter: its intimacy with a female character’s most private thoughts, feelings, and fantasies, much of which is famously rendered in one amazingly long unpunctuated sentence. Ruth Franklin, The New York Review of Books, 24 Sep. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpunctuated was in 1790

Dictionary Entries Near unpunctuated

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“Unpunctuated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpunctuated. Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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