- not heard; not perceived by the ear.
- not given a hearing or audience.
- Archaic. unheard-of.
Origin of unheard
Examples from the Web for unheard
The stories of LGBT people around the world are rich, diverse, and often unheard.Quorum: Global LGBT Voices
December 10, 2014
“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
November 20, 2014
Pillay used the 747 to deliver creature comforts, particularly for business travelers, that were previously unheard of.The Sexy Dream of the 747
October 26, 2014
It was like living in the 1940s, a woman leaving a man was unheard of.Alan Cumming: The Truth About My Father
October 14, 2014
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
August 11, 2014
His approach to the house Number 574 had to be swift, direct, unseen, unheard.The Bluff of the Hawk
Subtler than sound, and felt, unheard, in the depth of the spirit.Poems
William D. Howells
They thought only how to profit by a success so unheard of and so unexpected.The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
It was a magnificent article, attacking the insurgents with unheard of violence.The Fortune of the Rougons
There were comforting, unheard, easily dismissable murmurings now and again.Pariah Planet
- not heard; not perceived by the ear
- not listened to or granted a hearinghis warning went unheard
- archaic unheard-of
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.