- not accompanied; alone: The shipment arrived unaccompanied by an invoice.
- Music. without an accompaniment: a sonata for unaccompanied violin.
Origin of unaccompanied
1535–45; un-1 + accompanied
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Related Wordsdeserted, unattended, solo, abandoned, apart, detached, hermit, individual, isolate, isolated, lone, loner, odd, removed, single, solitary, stag, unescorted
Examples from the Web for unaccompanied
But the truth revealed itself this year when thousands upon thousands of unaccompanied children simply walked to this country.Didn't Obama Hear Oregon’s Warning Shot on Immigration?
November 14, 2014
A decade ago, he was also an unaccompanied minor hoping to make it to America.The Border Kid Crisis Hits the Courts
September 19, 2014
Close to 50,000 unaccompanied Central American minors showed up at the southwest border this year.Could You Make It to America Alive?
September 3, 2014
Contrast that to the 50,000 or so unaccompanied minors at our border with Mexico.
The first human being to come through Ellis Island was an unaccompanied minor.
It might be called a burlesque, but for the fact that it is unaccompanied by the luxury of legs.
The action was mechanical, and unaccompanied by any thought connected with it.A Spirit in Prison
The use of either instrument, when unaccompanied, leads to every sort of irregularity and trickery.Laws
That is alone which is unaccompanied; that is only of which there is no other.The Verbalist
Thomas Embly Osmun, (AKA Alfred Ayres)
There had fallen a great deal of rain, but unaccompanied by lightning.A Pair of Blue Eyes
- not accompanied
- (of an instrument) playing alone
- (of music for a group of singers) without instrumental accompaniment
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Word Origin and History for unaccompanied
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