Definition of unpublished in English:

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unpublished

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈpʌblɪʃt/

adjective

1(Of a piece of writing or music) not issued in print for public sale or consumption: the archive contains much unpublished material
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  • Eventually he ascertained that most of the music was unpublished and still awaiting public discovery.
  • Unlike her more famous brother Felix, much of her music is unpublished, yet her output was extensive.
  • Each has a library of scores and sound recordings of published and unpublished music supplied by the composers for other musicians' use.
1.1(Of an author) having no writings issued in print: a teacher and unpublished poet
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  • There's no greater feeling for a neophyte author than having an unpublished writer look up to you as a mentor.
  • I personally hope that Belle is Belle, whoever that may be, and that she is a previously unpublished author set to take the publishing world by storm.
  • She might guess at my eagerness, but then, that's practically a hallmark of unpublished authors.

Derivatives

unpublishable

Pronunciation: /ʌnˈpʌblɪʃəb(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • Some Singaporeans, emboldened by the drive for feedback, seem to be taking the government at its word with a temerity that would have been unthinkable - and unpublishable - in the past.
  • He wrote his first book when he was 37 or 38, but he'd spent 16 years struggling to write a book that was unpublishable, and only in the last ten years of his life was devoted to writing.
  • The shadow of violence in her work, her refusal to sweeten any pills, her relish in bad behaviour masquerading as stern moralising - her modern equivalent would be unpublishable today.

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