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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).adverb
Without electronic amplification or modification; acoustically: performed unplugged in an intimate café.