unpunctuated

adjective
un·​punc·​tu·​at·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈpəŋk-chə-ˌwā-təd How to pronounce unpunctuated (audio) \

Definition of unpunctuated

: lacking punctuation : not punctuated an unpunctuated sentence unpuncuated lines of text

Examples of unpunctuated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Facebook posts from her mother, Robin (who once stole three mini cast-iron pans from a tapas restaurant in Gainesville, Fla., which still hang in my kitchen 12 years later), are an unpunctuated stream of terror, anger and fear. Jared Misner, New York Times, "My Best Friend Is Gone, and Nothing Feels Right," 9 Oct. 2020 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, "‘Life Peeled of Its Skin’," 8 Sep. 2020 And in those six unpunctuated words, the entire history of human perseverance is revealed. David L. Ulin, latimes.com, "Kathryn Scanlan remixes a found diary and T Fleischmann deconstructs a memoir," 5 June 2019

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First Known Use of unpunctuated

1790, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpunctuated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpunctuated. Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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