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unsung

[uhn-suhng] /ʌnˈsʌŋ/
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 of unsung
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425 for def 1; 1660-70 for def 2; late Middle English; see un-1, sung
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unsung

/ʌnˈsʌŋ/
adjective
1.
not acclaimed or honoured: unsung deeds
2.
not yet sung
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Word Origin and History for 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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