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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ MAtse a. The unleavened bread used during the celebration of Passover.
▪ MAtse a. The unleavened bread used during the celebration of Passover.
▪ The bricks were formed from unleavened mud, dug from the shallows of a nearby stream.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Unleavened \Un*leav"ened\, a. Not leavened; containing no leaven; as, unleavened bread.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1520s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of leaven (v.).


a. without any yeast or other raising agent


adj. made without leavening; "unleavened bread is often simply flour mixed with water" [ant: leavened]


Usage examples of "unleavened".

Ingrith was leaning over the shoulder of the heavyset cook, Signe, who was kneading the flat, unleavened manchet bread dough for baking.

When it is said, then, that they were going to eat the Pasch on the fifteenth day of the month, it is to be understood that the Pasch there is not called the Paschal lamb, which was sacrificed on the fourteenth day, but the Paschal food--that is, the unleavened bread--which had to be eaten by the clean.

That afternoon they had come to the bottom of the flour-bag, after living for three days on unleavened slapjacks without either butter or sirup.

They used wedges of a flat, unleavened bread to sop up the gravy and smaller bits of savory meat while Riane held them spellbound as she told her fabulous tale.

Further, leavened or unleavened are mere accidents of bread, which do not vary the species.

It is, at bottom, a rich yellow lemon pound cake, unleavened, slightly underbaked, and filled with a volume of fruit and nuts equal to that of the cake batter green and red candied cherries and pineapple, walnuts, and yellow raisins.

In the musty dark of the yurt, where children snored gently in their cots, the cosmonauts were given breakfast of a little unleavened bread, and a bowl of a kind of hot tea.

The shadow crosses into Bangladesh, thousands waiting on line and for each at best some pebbles of unleavened bread, control maintained by men with sticks.

They denounce the ambition for world rule which actuated the first slans, explaining that ambition as due to a false conception of superiority, unleavened by the later experience that convinced them that they are not superior but merely different.

Even after a certain rate every day, offering according to the commandment of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the solemn feasts, three times in the year, even in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles.

To-morrow is the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and he may wish to celebrate it.

And the people of Israel who were present kept the passover at that time, and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.

And the people of Israel who were present at that time kept the passover and the feast of unleavened bread seven days.

I made a study of the ancient and indispensable art of bread-making, consulting such authorities as offered, going back to the primitive days and first invention of the unleavened kind, when from the wildness of nuts and meats men first reached the mildness and refinement of this diet, and travelling gradually down in my studies through that accidental souring of the dough which, it is supposed, taught the leavening process, and through the various fermentations thereafter, till I came to "good, sweet, wholesome bread," the staff of life.

Women were coming away from their baking stones, and each held a sheet of unleavened bread, and each was muttering some variation of “.