characterized by the absence of a distinctive phonological feature, as (p), which, in contrast to (b), lacks the distinctive feature of voicing.
characterized by the absence of a grammatical marker, as the singular in English in contrast to the plural, which is typically
neutral with regard to an element of meaning specified by a semantically related item.
occurring more typically than an alternative form.
late Middle English;
not carrying a mark or marks:
an unmarked police car
not noticed or observed
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Take a food item-a couple of carrots, for example-and put one in an unmarked bag.
They lull students and others into a false sense of security, leaving homonyms or near homonyms of the intended word unmarked.
We are mailing this rejection in a plain unmarked envelope with no return address.
He was buried in an unmarked grave on the hospital grounds.
We didn't trust the handmade, the unmarked or unbranded.
At one point he handed each attendee an unmarked brown envelope.
Security agents follow your correspondent in an unmarked car.
Say someone shows us an unmarked container of water and asks us each how much water is in there.
Or, if it comes in an unmarked box, tape it shut and put it under the tree.
The belly is unmarked and buffy, paler than the body, and the outer tail feathers are whitish.
Somewhere in the ever deepening forest above, there is an unmarked trailhead and a little-used path.
But their ordeal has gone unmarked because its detail was largely ignored by history in the first place.
He was running now on the unmarked road through great darkness.
The boxes were unmarked, and the manager did not care what was in them.
They were drawn to meet the needs of colonial administration, and they remain wild and unmarked.
Walk through an unmarked door and a short hallway leads south, past walls crammed with pictures of human brains.
There are only a few buttons on the camera, and these are unmarked.
Art is a form of exploration, of sailing off into the unknown alone, heading for those unmarked places on the map.
Later, two detectives in an unmarked police car drove me through the neighborhood.
It had been buried in an unmarked grave, precisely to deter would-be grave robbers.
There's a waiter whose sole, humiliating purpose is apparently to show you to the bathroom and open the secret, unmarked door.
The field boasts its own websites, and exclusive, often unmarked rare-sneaker shops are popping up nationwide.
Many sacred sites in the desert lie unmarked and are at similar risk.
They'd put on blue jeans and flannel shirts and their dark hair was uncombed and fallen identically over their unmarked foreheads.
The area has only unmarked trails, but does include picnic shelters.
The wildlife refuge lacks any developed facilities, and its rough, unmarked roads can be difficult to traverse in wet weather.
Make a left onto the unmarked dirt road that's right before the bridge.
The act increases the number of annual meetings of the unmarked human burial consultation committee from one to two.
The repairperson drives an unmarked truck or van with an out-of-state license.
Pedestrian crashes and volumes for marked and unmarked crosswalks.
Watercraft operators are encouraged to be cautious on our lakes, whether they are marked or unmarked.
Unmarked cars, motorcycles, and marked patrol cars are used.
He was buried in an unmarked grave that to this day is not yet credibly identified.