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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • From untold ages it has been eaten by free Norwegian men in the beautiful valleys of Norway.

    Strife and Peace Fredrika Bremer
  • untold harm has been done to boys and to women by these nostrums.

  • I will give you the addresses of three or four poor families, where an occasional visit would do untold good.

    Beautiful Joe Marshall Saunders
  • The enchanted city, with its streets of gold and untold marvels, could not be far off.

  • His war-book, “The Wrack of the Storm,” breathes a calm optimism in the face of untold disaster.

    Prophets of Dissent Otto Heller
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.

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