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unheard-of

[uhn-hurd-uhv, -ov, -uh v] /ʌnˈhɜrdˌʌv, -ˌɒv, -əv/
adjective
1.
that was never heard of; unknown:
an unheard-of artist.
2.
such as was never known before; unprecedented:
an unheard-of salary.
3.
shocking or outrageous:
unheard-of conduct.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95
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British Dictionary definitions for unheard-of

unheard-of

adjective
1.
previously unknown: an unheard-of actress
2.
without precedent: an unheard-of treatment
3.
highly offensive: unheard-of behaviour
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