unrepeatable

adjective

un·​re·​peat·​able ˌən-ri-ˈpē-tə-bəl How to pronounce unrepeatable (audio)
: not able to be repeated : not repeatable
an unrepeatable performance
unrepeatably adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But even that picture immortalizes an unrepeatable nugget of a singular biography. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 3 Oct. 2022 Much of modern art was an attempt to escape this truism — to make pictures that don’t depict anything and are therefore singular, unrepeatable. Sebastian Smee, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 One unrepeatable Ferrari made for long-distance competition will be offered at the RM Sotheby’s sale, running from August 18 through 20, during Northern California’s famed Monterey Car Week. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 11 July 2022 The example offered by RM Sotheby’s during its annual sale in Monterey, Calif., from August 18 through 20, is justly famous, not just for its exquisite and unrepeatable body but because of its provenance and competition history. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 27 June 2022 Even without such rarified and unrepeatable provenance, this 300 SL would be a highly desirable car. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 21 Feb. 2022 Revising American cultural history this way erases West Side Story’s original, unrepeatable, indisputable impact. Armond White, National Review, 10 Dec. 2021 Powered by climate data, each showing is unrepeatable and speculative, a meditation on time, change and loss in an irreplaceable landscape. Brent Lang, Variety, 9 Dec. 2021 Powered by climate data, each showing is unrepeatable and speculative, a meditation on time, change and loss in an irreplaceable landscape. Natalie Lin, Vulture, 9 Dec. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1831, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrepeatable was in 1831

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Cite this Entry

“Unrepeatable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrepeatable. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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