American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Not honored or praised; uncelebrated: an unsung hero.
- adj. Not sung: unsung hymns.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not sung; not recited musically, as a song: as, “half yet remains unsung,” Not celebrated in verse or song.
- adj. not famous or acclaimed
- adj. having value that is not acknowledged
- un- + sung (Wiktionary)
“With one of what I call the unsung heroes of the Unix command line, the "fold" command.”
“Berman, a friend of David Plouffe, has been referred to as the "unsung hero" of Barack Obama's 2008 primary victory over Hillary Clinton.”
“The caregiver is often referred to as the unsung hero.”
“The party's showing was being dubbed the "unsung success story" and "remarkable" given the cuts being pushed through by the Coalition Government.”
“KING: Up next, the man Barack Obama calls the unsung hero of his presidential campaign.”
“And for these efforts, theydeserve to becalled unsung heroes of the Philippines.”
“Spinster and bluestocking, Niblock is also something of an outsider, an emancipated transgressor in polite Edwardian society, recalling the unsung role of the female intellectual, adventurer and agent in the birth of the modernist period; a mischievous subversion of the Victorian upper class male.”
“Consider that in September, an ABC News/Kaiser Family Foundation/USA Today survey found that 56 percent of Americans preferred a government-run universal health system "like Medicare" to our current system-a development that Marcia Angell called the unsung development of 2006 in an op-ed for The Boston Globe.”
“So often described as an 'unsung hero', Hill's return from injury during the 2003 World Cup helped spur England on to victory.”
“The hat has often gone to what the members of the selection committee refer to as unsung heroes - for scoring their first goal for the team or of the season.”
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