unscripted

adjective
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.
Recent Examples on the Web The show was announced Wednesday at the Realscreen Summit in New Orleans as part of a slate of unscripted series coming Disney+ in the near future. Angela Watercutter, Wired, "Seth Rogen Is Working on a Movie About a Killer Meme," 30 Jan. 2020 In an unscripted moment, a Brave falls off his horse and hits the ground. Jennifer Percy, Harper's magazine, "The Skinning Tree," 20 Jan. 2020 Other content includes reality TV, unscripted documentaries, and news programs—all released in quick, mobile-only bites. Adam Epstein, Quartz, "Quibi thinks it can change the way you watch TV," 10 Jan. 2020 Up His unscripted musical moment received an applause from the audience as Fanning struggled to hold back her laughter. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Ansel Elgort Shares Cuddly Photo with Girlfriend After Singing at Golden Globes," 6 Jan. 2020 But even amid the clutter of 500-some scripted and countless unscripted series, there’s plenty to be excited about, including originals from nascent (or still-to-be-launched) platforms like Apple TV+, HBO Max and Quibi. Los Angeles Times, "Our 20 most eagerly awaited TV shows of 2020," 1 Jan. 2020 Join Cincinnati’s best improvisers in its oldest bar for the longest running unscripted holiday dinner show in town. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: Dec. 16-22," 16 Dec. 2019 There, in high definition for a national prime-time audience, was the unscripted moment when the head coach made a conviction throw of his own. Rich Campbell, chicagotribune.com, "Column: Matt Nagy’s profane pep talk with Mitch Trubisky saw the Bears coach trying to close the gap between motivator and QB guru," 25 Sep. 2019 The unscripted moment came at the end of the Sussexes’ third day of the royal tour of South Africa, and after Meghan had seen the work of mothers2mothers. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Brings Archie's Hand-Me-Downs to Share With Families at the Charity Mothers2Mothers," 25 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of unscripted

circa 1950, in the meaning defined above

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“Unscripted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unscripted. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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unscripted

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English Language Learners Definition of unscripted

: not written or planned at an earlier time

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