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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 of unheard
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English unherd. See un-1, heard
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  • Horror of an inconceivable monstrosity began to assail me: was I following through the dark an unheard of hideousness?

    Lilith George MacDonald
  • His approach to the house Number 574 had to be swift, direct, unseen, unheard.

    The Bluff of the Hawk Anthony Gilmore
  • This unheard of cheating of the servants must certainly lead to ruin.

    Married August Strindberg
  • There were comforting, unheard, easily dismissable murmurings now and again.

    Pariah Planet Murray Leinster
  • For a fleeting instant Buck wondered whether Bud could possibly have returned and crawled in there unheard.

    Shoe-Bar Stratton Joseph Bushnell Ames
British Dictionary definitions for unheard

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 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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