from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or being a musical instrument, arrangement, or performance that does not feature electronic amplification or modification; acoustic: "[His] fans will be pleased that more than half the cuts have the familiar sweetness, even when they include drums and a bit of snarling unplugged guitar” ( Jef Scoville).
  • adv. Without electronic amplification or modification; acoustically: performed unplugged in an intimate café.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not plugged in.
  • adj. Using acoustic instruments, especially in lieu of electric ones.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of unplug.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the plug removed; also, not plugged: in electrical testing, said of a resistance when the plug which short-circuits the coils of wire forming the resistance in the box of resistance-coils is taken out.


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