Definition of unfledged in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈflejd/


1(Of a bird) not yet fledged.
Example sentences
  • I first detected an unfledged Sandhill Crane chick, with two adults, on 5 July 2000.
  • His observations revealed that Foula's sheep target unfledged Arctic terns.
  • After the young had fledged, we sieved the nests contents to look for unfledged young.
1.1(Of a person) inexperienced; youthful.
Example sentences
  • The satire of Circumstance is another of Hardy's wry puttings-down of Authority, with unfledged children as the instruments of execution.
  • In my own discipline, chemistry, I see lecture classes of several hundreds, followed by smaller laboratory sections taught by unfledged graduate assistants.
  • Paul will be responsible for all in-house comedy and entertainment programmes on BBC national radio, from established favourites such as Just A Minute to developing the talents of unfledged performers and writers.

Words that rhyme with unfledged

gilt-edged, unhedged

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Syllabification: un·fledged

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