- not sung; not uttered or rendered by singing.
- not celebrated in song or verse; not praised or acclaimed: the unsung heroes of the war.
Origin of unsung
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Related Wordsoverlooked, neglected, anonymous, unrecognized, unacknowledged, forgotten, nameless, undistinguished, unknown, unnamed, disregarded, unacclaimed, unglorified, unhonored
Examples from the Web for unsung
Among the characters to be portrayed were the people I had written about—the unsung heroes of the Selma campaign.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
There is, however, one unsung hero to this otherwise tawdry story.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero
November 29, 2014
There, in his cluttered office at the end of a gravel lane, I came face to face with one of my unsung literary heroes.A Ghostwriter Steps Out of the Shadows
September 17, 2014
Song of my soul, my voice is dead; Die thou, unsung, as tears unshed Shall dry and die in Lost Carcosa.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show
Robert W. Chambers
February 20, 2014
In this exclusive web video series, meet the NHL's unsung players and crews.Beyond the Fame: Meet Professional Hockey's Forgotten Foot Soldiers
February 5, 2014
Unsung, unwept, they have carried on, their motto Service and their goal Success.Terry
Charles Goff Thomson
“Unwept, unhonoured, and unsung,” they went to a nameless grave.Spinifex and Sand
David W Carnegie
Otherwise leave them “unhonoured and unsung,” and unpronounced.
The man who wrote such a poem should not be unknelled, unhonored and unsung.
The man who wrote such a poem should not be unknelled, unhonored, and unsung.
- not acclaimed or honouredunsung deeds
- not yet sung
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Word Origin and History for unsung
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