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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not heard: unheard pleas for help.
  • adj. Not given a hearing; not listened to: unheard objections.
  • adj. Archaic Not heard of; obscure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. not heard
  • adj. not listened to

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not heard; not perceived by the ear.
  • adj. Not granted an audience or a hearing; not allowed to speak; not having made a defense, or stated one's side of a question; disregarded; unheeded.
  • adj. Not known to fame; not illustrious or celebrated; obscure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not heard; not perceived by the ear.
  • Not admitted to audience or given a hearing; not permitted to speak for one's self.
  • Not known to fame; not celebrated.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not necessarily inaudible but not heard

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