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

Examples of unrehearsed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That left the Brahms symphony unrehearsed until that evening’s show. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 30 June 2022 This is a shining moment for him and was very unrehearsed. Los Angeles Times, 8 Mar. 2022 One evening, after a few drinks and an unrehearsed jam, Howard and David headed back to their shack and David climbed into bed to get some sleep. Michael Kosser, Variety, 3 Mar. 2022 Her voice is clearly natural, conversational, unrehearsed. Will Tizard, Variety, 2 Nov. 2021 The cause of this unrehearsed athletic and mental flatulence — field, to clubhouse, to front office — is another matter. Nick Canepa Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Aug. 2021 There can be beauty in the deliberately unpolished and unrehearsed, but poorly shot videos of performers standing cold on a New York beach, making vague and portentous gestures to the ocean, were accidentally awkward rather than defiantly rough. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 17 June 2021 An unrehearsed conversation affects the listener very differently from a work of art. Imani Perry, The New York Review of Books, 15 June 2021 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 See More

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First Known Use of unrehearsed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2022

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“Unrehearsed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrehearsed. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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