unspoken

[ uhn-spoh-kuh n ]
/ ʌnˈspoʊ kən /

adjective

implied or understood without being spoken or uttered.
not addressed (usually followed by to).
not talking; silent.

Origin of unspoken

First recorded in 1325–75, unspoken is from the Middle English word unspokyn. See un-1, spoken

Definition for unspoken (2 of 2)

unspeak

[ uhn-speek ]
/ ʌnˈspik /

verb (used with object), un·spoke, un·spo·ken, un·speak·ing. Obsolete.

to recant; unsay.

Origin of unspeak

First recorded in 1595–1605; un-2 + speak
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British Dictionary definitions for unspoken (1 of 2)

unspoken

/ (ʌnˈspəʊkən) /

adjective

understood without needing to be spoken; tacit
not uttered aloud

British Dictionary definitions for unspoken (2 of 2)

unspeak

/ (ʌnˈspiːk) /

verb -speaks, -speaking, -spoke or -spoken

an obsolete word for unsay
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Word Origin and History for unspoken

unspoken


adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of speak. Cf. Middle Dutch ongesproken, Middle Low German ungesproken.

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