Definition of unheard in English:


Line breaks: un|heard
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈhəːd


1Not heard or listened to: my protests went unheard
More example sentences
  • Miles tells the crazy, crazy story of the label's rise and fall with the aid of some largely unheard archive material.
  • The inquest heard Mr Smith had gone home - unheard by his parents - and taken his motor bike out of the back garden.
  • What will be heard will be her claim to be unheard when she, of all people, is always, always heard.
2 (unheard of) Not previously known of or done: it was unheard of for a boy to miss church wines from unheard-of villages
More example sentences
  • Such a case against a victim of crime had previously been unheard of.
  • Still, that level of connection actually holds out some possibilities for unification on a level previously unheard of.
  • This will work wonders and boost their relationship to levels previously unheard of.
unprecedented, exceptional, extraordinary, out of the ordinary, uncommon, unusual, unparalleled, unrivalled, unmatched, unequalled, singular, unique;
unthought of, undreamt of, unbelievable, inconceivable, unimagined, unimaginable, unthinkable, implausible, shocking, outrageous
unknown, unfamiliar, new, little known, undiscovered, obscure, nameless, unsung, unheralded, groundbreaking

Definition of unheard in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day rebuff
Pronunciation: rɪˈbʌf
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt manner…