unsung

[uhn-suhng]
adjective
1.
not sung; not uttered or rendered by singing.
2.
not celebrated in song or verse; not praised or acclaimed: the unsung heroes of the war.

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

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unsung (ʌnˈsʌŋ)
 
adj
1.  not acclaimed or honoured: unsung deeds
2.  not yet sung

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unsung
1422, "not uttered in a song," from un- (1) "not" + pp. of sing. Cf. Ger. ungesungen. Meaning "not celebrated" is recorded from 1667.
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