un·​sched·​uled | \ ˌən-ˈske-(ˌ)jüld How to pronounce unscheduled (audio) , -jəld, Canadian also -ˈshe-, British usually -ˈshe-(ˌ)dyüld \

Definition of unscheduled

: not appointed, assigned, or designated for a fixed time : not scheduled made an unscheduled stop unscheduled visits

Examples of unscheduled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thede denied disturbing anyone, and later was served his meal and fell asleep, only to awaken when the plane made an unscheduled stop in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Bob Egelko, SFChronicle.com, "Court OKs suit against airline by Oakland man jailed over snack disagreement," 9 Jan. 2020 To prevent these unscheduled interruptions, go to your settings menu, and set time parameters. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "7 Windows 10 fixes you’ll wish you knew sooner," 31 Dec. 2019 But Trudeau seemed to be referencing a lengthy and unscheduled question-and-answer session Trump had with reporters earlier Tuesday. William Cummings, USA TODAY, "NATO leaders appear to share chuckles at Trump's expense in viral video," 4 Dec. 2019 Trudeau confirmed that was a reference to Trump’s long and unscheduled question-and-answer session with journalists earlier Tuesday. Jill Lawless, chicagotribune.com, "Trump calls Justin Trudeau ‘two-faced’ after NATO leaders caught snickering about president on hot mic," 4 Dec. 2019 Trudeau confirmed that was a reference to Trump's long and unscheduled question-and-answer session with journalists earlier Tuesday. Arkansas Online, "Trump calls Trudeau 'two-faced' as palace gossip goes viral," 4 Dec. 2019 Shortly after those remarks, Trump held an unscheduled private meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, who has hoped to serve as mediator between Washington and Tehran. Los Angeles Times, "Iranian leader at U.N. seems to close the door on talks with Trump," 25 Sep. 2019 The flight from Charlotte, N.C., made an unscheduled stop in Tulsa, Okla., where Cholewinski was arrested. SFChronicle.com, "News of the Day From Across the Nation," 10 Nov. 2019 The statement is explosive—an unscheduled fireworks display above a sovereign palace. Troy Patterson, The New Yorker, "The Trash-Talk Pyrotechnics of the “Succession” Finale," 14 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unscheduled

1889, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2020

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“Unscheduled.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unscheduled. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unscheduled

: not planned for a certain time : not scheduled

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