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[uhn-tohld] /ʌnˈtoʊld/
not told; not related; not revealed:
untold thoughts.
not numbered or enumerated; uncounted:
She used untold sheets of paper in writing the book.
inexpressible; incalculable:
untold suffering.
Origin of untold
before 1000; Middle English; Old English unteald. See un-1, told Unabridged
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  • However, untold manuscripts have also rotted and crumbled and burned on paper.
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  • Religion is dangerous, damaging and is currently causing untold suffering.
British Dictionary definitions for untold


incapable of description or expression: untold suffering
incalculably great in number or quantity: untold thousands
not told
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Word Origin and History for untold

Old English unteald, "not counted or reckoned," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of tell in its original numerical sense. Cf. Middle Dutch ongetellet, German ungezahlt, Old Norse utaliðr. Meaning "not related or recounted" is recorded from late 14c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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