HyperDic: unwritten

English > 3 senses of the word unwritten:
ADJECTIVEallunwrittenbased on custom rather than documentation
allunwritten, oralusing speech rather than writing
allunwritten, ad-lib, spontaneoussaid or done without having been planned or written in advance
unwritten > pronunciation
Soundsahnrih'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > unwritten: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBased on custom rather than documentation.
Examples
  • "an unwritten law"
  • "rites...so ancient that they well might have had their unwritten origins in Aurignacian times"- J.L.T.C.Spence
Narrowercommon-lawBased on common ... / common law
Oppositewrittensystematically collected and written down
English > unwritten: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningUsing speech rather than writing.
Synonymoral
BroaderspokenUttered through the medium of speech or characterized by speech
Spanishoral
Catalanoral
English > unwritten: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningsaid or done without having been planned or written in advance.
Synonymsad-lib, spontaneous
Broaderunscriptednot furnished with or using a script

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