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unheard

[uhn-hurd] /ʌnˈhɜrd/
adjective
1.
not heard; not perceived by the ear.
2.
not given a hearing or audience.
3.
Archaic. unheard-of.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English unherd. See un-1, heard
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British Dictionary definitions for un heard

unheard

/ʌnˈhɜːd/
adjective
1.
not heard; not perceived by the ear
2.
not listened to or granted a hearing: his warning went unheard
3.
(archaic) unheard-of
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Word Origin and History for un heard

unheard

adj.

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.

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