unwritten

play
adjective un·writ·ten \ˌən-ˈri-tən\

Definition of unwritten

  1. 1 :  not expressed in writing :  oral, traditional an unwritten rule

  2. 2 :  containing no writing :  blank

Examples of unwritten in a sentence

  1. They had an unwritten agreement.

  2. an unwritten contract may not be enforceable

14th Century

First Known Use of unwritten

14th century


UNWRITTEN Defined for English Language Learners

unwritten

play
adjective un·writ·ten \ˌən-ˈri-tən\

Definition of unwritten for English Language Learners

  • : spoken or understood without being written


UNWRITTEN Defined for Kids

unwritten

play
adjective un·writ·ten \ˌən-ˈri-tən\

Definition of unwritten for Students

  1. :  not in writing :  followed by custom unwritten law



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up unwritten? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a dividing ridge between drainage areas

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • shamrock
  • What is the best definition of green-eyed monster?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!