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  1. a simple past tense and past participle of spin.
  1. formed by or as by spinning.
Related formshalf-spun, adjectiveun·spun, adjectivewell-spun, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unspun

Historical Examples

  • She took out the spindle and unspun flax and looked in once more.

    Czechoslovak Fairy Tales

    Parker Fillmore

  • Rarely, it may be imagined, were either spun or unspun fabrics woven of feathers alone.

  • There is also a bundle of unspun hair tied in the center with an overhand knot .

  • The material—the Jaros Hygienic Wear—is a combination of unspun wool knitted into the meshes of a spun cotton fiber.

  • She put her hands to the unspun flax on her head and remembered the spindle that was lying unfilled on the grass.

British Dictionary definitions for unspun


  1. the past tense and past participle of spin
  1. formed or manufactured by spinningspun gold; spun glass
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