Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not heard.
  • adjective Not given a hearing; not listened to.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not heard; not perceived by the ear.
  • adjective 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.
  • adjective Not known to fame; not illustrious or celebrated; obscure.
  • adjective Unknown to fame; obscure.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective not heard
  • adjective not listened to

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

  • adjective not necessarily inaudible but not heard

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Examples

  • BILL PAXTON, of the Texas Forest Service, describing the moisture content of Texas grass Sunday at what he called an "unheard of" 2% as wildfires continued burning in the drought-stricken state, where more than 34,000 acres have been consumed

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • He noted that 45 per cent of unemployed Americans have been without work for six months or more, which he described as "unheard of."

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  • BILL PAXTON, of the Texas Forest Service, describing the moisture content of Texas grass Sunday at what he called an "unheard of" 2% as wildfires continued burning in the drought-stricken state, where more than 34,000 acres have been consumed

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • He noted that 45 per cent of unemployed Americans have been without work for six months or more, which he described as "unheard of."

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  • BILL PAXTON, of the Texas Forest Service, describing the moisture content of Texas grass Sunday at what he called an "unheard of" 2% as wildfires continued burning in the drought-stricken state, where more than 34,000 acres have been consumed

    TIME.com: Top Stories

  • Endovanera, a label unheard of in these circles have put together a very interesting collection mixing some great materials and innovation.

    SLAMXHYPE

  • The voice of the innocent, opress, and unheard is beggining to rise.

    Global Voices in English » Iran: Storm of protest after election

  • They'll rise suthin 'unheard on in the spring when freightin' gits brisk.

    CHAPTER 10

  • That summer, it had itched more often than ever, as the goblins swarmed in unheard-of numbers, and banishing them was one way of putting that itch to rest.

    Excerpt: Runemarks by Joanne Harris

  • No elf n safety crap about not getting feet wet etc in those days either and pollution was a word unheard of.

    A pointless Livingstone promise

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