unsung

[ uhn-suhng ]
/ ʌnˈsʌŋ /

adjective

not sung; not uttered or rendered by singing.
not celebrated in song or verse; not praised or acclaimed: the unsung heroes of the war.

Nearby words

  1. unsuccess,
  2. unsuccessful,
  3. unsuitable,
  4. unsuited,
  5. unsullied,
  6. unsupervised,
  7. unsupportable,
  8. unsupported,
  9. unsure,
  10. unsurmountable

Origin of unsung

1375–1425 for def 1; 1660–70 for def 2; late Middle English; see un-1, sung

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British Dictionary definitions for unsung

unsung

/ (ʌnˈsʌŋ) /

adjective

not acclaimed or honouredunsung deeds
not yet sung
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Word Origin and History for unsung

unsung

adj.

early 15c., "not uttered in a song," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of sing. Cf. German ungesungen. Meaning "not celebrated" is recorded from 1660s.

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