Definition of unpunctuated in English:



  • 1(of text) not containing punctuation marks.

    ‘As it happens, we do not get so much from Miss Stein, for punctuated or unpunctuated her sentences are simply bad, ill-constructed, confused and rhythmless.’
    • ‘A pedagogic urge can also be seen in a text about the stars that runs in grammarless, unpunctuated urgency across the bottom of one drawing.’
    • ‘But the text itself, in its original, is unpunctuated, it flows on, there aren't any paragraphs.’
    • ‘‘The preface, by Truss, includes a misplaced apostrophe and two misused semicolons: one that separates unpunctuated items in a list and one that sets off a dependent clause.’’
    • ‘A memorable presentation will rarely be an unpunctuated sequence of equations or an uninflected recitation of sources of systematic error.’
    • ‘His posts consist of exhilaratingly unpunctuated pseudo-stream-of-consciousness accounts of his weekends - with particular reference to drinking and Karaoke - and are often sharply observed.’
    • ‘The parts themselves - airy, elusive, and largely unpunctuated - would have to be considerably more captivating than they are in order to maintain interest.’
    • ‘This urge does not necessarily result in novels with nameless characters, mutating typography or unpunctuated attempts to explore the aphotic realm of human consciousness.’
    • ‘Sven Birkerts has wondered how the contemporary novel can hope to say anything meaningful to citizens who spend the majority of their days dashing off unpunctuated e-mail.’
    • ‘They adopt an abrupt, unpunctuated, lower-case style difficult to comprehend even by their correspondents.’
    • ‘I think the last, unpunctuated SMS was ‘i am going out now i may be some time do not expect further missives’.’
    • ‘The seemingly endless onslaught of the narrator's prose stops mid-sentence and drops us unpunctuated into a cold stream of double-quoted closing dialogue.’
    • ‘The latter comprises five unpunctuated prose poems, showing the same sharpness of observation that Stevenson himself was noted for.’
    • ‘There were eight, spanning December 1999 to April 2002, all written in unpunctuated lower-case.’
    • ‘In vibrant, unpunctuated prose purporting to be Ned's own words, Carey explores Australia's most enduring myth.’
    • ‘Thanks to the vernacular body for some stimulation on the single unpunctuated sentence.’
    • ‘In four slim sections of incantatory free-verse, the poem addresses human desire, human invention, and death in elemental phrases and dramatically unpunctuated stanzas.’
    • ‘Wonderful that in the original 1855 edition, the poem rests unpunctuated at the end, ready to hand for the next poet, a rapture ready to share.’
    • ‘Rather, the writing comes across as long, unpunctuated sentences filled with annoying ‘grammar mistakes’ suspended somewhere between the ‘black world’ and the ‘white world.’’
    • ‘The poems are alliterative, disjunctive, unpunctuated, fabular, and also political, based as they are on maps (thus, ‘Legend’) and their borders and flags.’
    1. 1.1(of a continuing event) not interrupted or marked by something occurring at intervals.
      ‘we wished for sleep unpunctuated by the cry of gulls’
      • ‘What we hear is Fouere using all her vocal skill to break up Beckett's unpunctuated phrases and intersperse them with cries and ululations.’
      • ‘How odd that the American left, when it is not busy swallowing the unpunctuated words of the CIA, follows this with another helping of wisdom from the most reactionary institution of the British state.’
      • ‘Below the house, stretching into the far and hazy distance, lie fields and woods almost totally unpunctuated by the developments of man.’
      • ‘Here called Trio A Pressured #3, danced by the seven White Oak company members, its original soundlessness and famously uninflected movement - a long, deceptively simple, unpunctuated phrase - have been seriously compromised.’
      • ‘Roy Round, whose dance photographs fill this handsome volume, is at his best when he is straightforward, when the subject seems to emerge from luminous, unpunctuated space, and when the challenge of pure movement is palpable.’



/ˌənˈpəNG(k)(t)SHəˌwādəd/ /ˌənˈpəŋ(k)(t)ʃəˌweɪdəd/