Origin of unheard
Examples from the Web for unheard
The stories of LGBT people around the world are rich, diverse, and often unheard.
“It feels good to have somebody to talk to and understand what I am actually feeling,” he says to an unheard volunteer.Sex, Suicide, and Homework: The Secret World of the Telephone Hotline|Tim Teeman|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Pillay used the 747 to deliver creature comforts, particularly for business travelers, that were previously unheard of.
It was like living in the 1940s, a woman leaving a man was unheard of.
Thirty years ago, it was unheard of not to earn your stripes, so to speak.Facial Tattoos: The Tribal Female Rite in Papua New Guinea|Brandon Presser|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Their own frantic shouts some time ago, even Sandy's whistle, had been unheard and unheeded.The Quiver, 1/1900|Anonymous
He was also of opinion that it was unheard of to exhibit commissions previous to a preliminary colloquy.History of the United Netherlands, 1586-89, Vol. II. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
This is a very shy bird, so he had to creep and maneuver to get within gunshot unseen, unheard.Love Me Little, Love Me Long|Charles Reade
New activities, unusual phases of life may throw into general conversation thousands of unused, unheard words.Public Speaking|Clarence Stratton
She ran swiftly to the little door behind the tapestry and let herself out unseen, unheard.The Ward of King Canute|Ottilie A. Liljencrantz
British Dictionary definitions for unheard
Word Origin and History for unheard
c.1300 "not detected by sense of hearing," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of hear. Meaning "unknown, new" is attested from late 14c. (Old English had ungehered in this sense). Usually with of since 1590s. Cf. Old Norse oheyrðr, Danish uhørt, Middle Dutch ongehoort, Old High German ungehoret.