Definition of unexplained in English:

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Pronunciation: /ʌnɪkˈspleɪnd/


1Not described or made clear; unknown: the reason for her summons was as yet unexplained
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  • Some things became clear, some became more unexplained.
  • The addition of two sailors remains unexplained, that it is not at all clear how exactly they became a part of this expedition.
  • But in this novel, more so than his other recent stories, there were some clearly unsettling parts of the story which remained unexplained.
1.1Not accounted for or attributable to an identified cause: cot death is still an unexplained phenomenon
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  • Whatever the reason, this is an unexplained phenomenon.
  • The ad was never put on TV because the unexplained ghostly phenomenon frightened the production team out of their wits.
  • Since we already have an embarrassing number of unexplained phenomena, no one seems to have had time for this one yet.

Words that rhyme with unexplained

ingrained, self-contained, self-restrained, self-sustained, unascertained, unconstrained, undertrained, undrained, unfeigned, unrestrained, unstained, unstrained, unsustained, untrained

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