Dictionary.com

unmarked

[ uhn-mahrkt ]
/ ʌnˈmɑrkt /
Save This Word!

adjective
not marked.
Linguistics.
  1. characterized by the absence of a distinctive phonological feature, as (p), which, in contrast to (b), lacks the distinctive feature of voicing.
  2. characterized by the absence of a grammatical marker, as the singular in English in contrast to the plural, which is typically marked by an -s ending.
  3. neutral with regard to an element of meaning specified by a semantically related item.
  4. occurring more typically than an alternative form.Compare marked (def. 4).
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of unmarked

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at un-1, marked
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use unmarked in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for unmarked

unmarked
/ (ʌnˈmɑːkt) /

adjective
not carrying a mark or marksan unmarked police car
not noticed or observed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK