Definition of unplugged in English:

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unplugged

Pronunciation: /ˌənˈpləɡd/

adjective

1 trademark (Of pop or rock music) performed or recorded with acoustic rather than electrically amplified instruments.
Example sentences
  • All the bands bring forth a unique combination of intelligent music fused with the unplugged sound of the acoustic guitar as well as the often edgy riffs that are the underground rock band's signature sound.
  • Featuring loads of bands playing unplugged acoustic instruments.
  • Ono undoubtedly wanted to reveal the beneficial aspects of unplugged performance that Lennon would have most likely thrived within.
2(Of an electrical device) disconnected: an unplugged fridge
More example sentences
  • He can even call an unplugged phone.
  • If it weren't for the little red lights, I'd have figured the rear speakers were unplugged.
  • Are machines with moving parts unplugged?
2.1Without any electronic devices: he wondered what it would be like to live a more unplugged life the kids freaked when I told them we were going unplugged for the next month
More example sentences
  • As TV zoomed into the electronic age, he stayed unplugged, logging 50,000 miles a year in his mobile home-office.
  • It's an amazingly odd feeling to go "unplugged" after years of having a computer attached to my hip.
  • Every moment a reader spends unplugged from the wired world and immersed in internal dialog with an author is experienced as commercial drain.

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Syllabification: un·plugged

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