un·​re·​hearsed | \ ˌən-ri-ˈhərst How to pronounce unrehearsed (audio) \

Definition of unrehearsed

: not practiced or prepared : not rehearsed : spontaneous an honest and unrehearsed response a performance that was largely unrehearsed

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Recent Examples on the Web There could be some fierce testimony, as the lawyers on each side try to bait executives like Apple CEO Tim Cook and Epic CEO Tim Sweeney to lose their cool and say something unrehearsed and unexpected. Aaron Pressman, Fortune, 3 May 2021 The only unrehearsed moment: after the team had stitched on both hands and DiMeo's new face, his left hand started to change color. Karen Weintraub, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2021 His deep love for the Fab Four led to the first unrehearsed tribute show at 7th St. Entry the night after John Lennon’s death, Dec. 8, 1980. Star Tribune, 3 Dec. 2020 That moment was unrehearsed, said Barnett, who played Bush in Ferraro’s debate prep. Maureen Groppe, USA TODAY, 6 Oct. 2020 Jimmy Kimmel, Dane Cook, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, and original cast member Sean Penn will all also take part in the unrehearsed fundraising event. Bianca Betancourt, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 Aug. 2020 Also featured in the live table read are Dane Cook, Morgan Freeman, Henry Golding, Shia LaBeouf, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts and Penn, 60, for the unrehearsed, anything-goes event. Alexia Fernandez, PEOPLE.com, 17 Aug. 2020 Shaquille O’Neal was a nonfactor as a host, delivering an awkward monologue and woefully unrehearsed bits that showed why Shaq has largely abandoned his acting career in retirement. Rohan Nadkarni, SI.com, 25 June 2019 Play-by-play announcers—of which race callers are foundational—are unwittingly thrust into providing an unrehearsed soundtrack to history, words and emotions that will be replayed endlessly. Tim Layden, SI.com, 4 June 2018

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First Known Use of unrehearsed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Unrehearsed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrehearsed. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unrehearsed

chiefly US : not practiced or prepared in advance

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