un·​script·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈskrip-təd How to pronounce unscripted (audio) \

Definition of unscripted

: not following a prepared script

Examples of unscripted in a Sentence

Her reaction was completely unscripted.

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Phil Gurin, president of unscripted and alternative television at Global Road Entertainment, said in a statement. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, "Reality Series 'Fridge Wars' in the Works From Global Road Entertainment," 14 May 2018 However, some of those classic Kavinsky moments were actually unscripted, including that classic spin move with Lara Jean. Claire Dodson, Teen Vogue, "Here Are All the "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Details You Missed the First Time Around," 29 Aug. 2018 Turner Sports President David Levy talks about the future of sports media, including escalating rights fees and extracting value from live, unscripted events like sports. Bloomberg.com, "Here’s How You’ll Watch Sports in the Future (Audio)," 30 June 2017 Greene shifts back and forth between re-enactments of a deadly miners’ strike and unscripted pontificating about politics from some of the locals. Noel Murray, The Verge, "The 10 best documentaries of 2018," 18 Dec. 2018 No network is attached to the project, but the pilot episode, to be filmed in July, is backed by heavy hitters in the realm of unscripted television. New York Times, "Sean Spicer Is Testing Out a New Job: TV Talk Show Host," 25 June 2018 For the streaming giant's first foray into unscripted television, five gay men were dispatched to the wilds of Georgia to preach the gospel of hygiene, fashion and confidence to men who live in one of the most conservative states in the country. Jessica M. Goldstein, chicagotribune.com, "'Queer Eye's' Jonathan Van Ness is a one-man meme machine ready to take down toxic masculinity," 21 June 2018 Photo: Tom Fairless The switch toward unscripted events isn’t always seamless. Tom Fairless, WSJ, "Coming to a Festival Near You: Friendly Central Bankers," 28 May 2018 Part of that has been embracing social media (and its stars) and turning to classic MTV formats: unscripted reality shows. Sarah Gray, Fortune, "MTV's New Studio Will Launch Reboots of 'Daria,' 'Made,' and 'Real World'," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of unscripted

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unscripted

: not written or planned at an earlier time

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