unheard of

  • 1 Unheard — Un*heard , a. 1. Not heard; not perceived by the ear; as, words unheard by those present. [1913 Webster] 2. 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;… …

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  • 2 Unheard of — Unheard Un*heard , a. 1. Not heard; not perceived by the ear; as, words unheard by those present. [1913 Webster] 2. Not granted an audience or a hearing; not allowed to speak; not having made a defense, or stated one s side of a question;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 unheard-of — unheard′ of adj. 1) cvb unprecedented: an unheard of scientific advance[/ex] 2) cvb outrageous: unheard of extravagance[/ex] 3) not previously known: the debut of an unheard of singer[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 …

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  • 4 unheard — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not heard or listened to. 2) (unheard of) previously unknown …

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  • 5 unheard — [unhʉrd′] adj. 1. not heard; not perceived by the ear 2. not given a hearing 3. former var. of UNHEARD OF …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 unheard-of — [unhʉrd′uv΄] adj. 1. not heard of before; unprecedented or unknown 2. unacceptable or outrageous [unheard of effrontery] …

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  • 7 Unheard-of — Un*heard of, a. New; unprecedented; unparalleled. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 8 unheard — index diffident, ineffable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 unheard of — index extraordinary, implausible, ludicrous, noteworthy, novel, original (creative), peculiar (cur …

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  • 10 unheard — c.1300 not detected by sense of hearing, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of HEAR (Cf. hear). Meaning unknown, new is attested from late 14c. (O.E. had ungehered in this sense). Usually with of since 1590s. Cf. O.N. oheyrðr, Dan. uhèrt, M.Du.… …

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  • 11 unheard-of — [adj] unique, obscure exceptional, inconceivable, little known, nameless, new, novel, outlandish, preposterous, rare, shocking, singular, unbelievable, undiscovered, unfamiliar, unknown, unlikely, unprecedented, unrenowned, unsung, unusual;… …

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  • 12 unheard-of — adjective previously unknown a first novel by an unheard of writer developments on an unheard of scale • Similar to: ↑unknown * * * adj 1 UNTHINKABLE, inconceivable, unbelievable, unimaginable, undreamed of, unprecedented, extraordinary,… …

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  • 13 unheard — [[t]ʌ̱nhɜ͟ː(r)d[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu v link ADJ, ADJ after v, also ADJ n (disapproval) If you say that a person or their words go unheard, you are expressing criticism because someone refuses to pay attention to what is said or take it into… …

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  • 14 unheard of — 1) ADJ: v link ADJ You can say that an event or situation is unheard of when it never happens. Meals are taken communally with other guests in the dining room. Private bathrooms and toilets are unheard of... It s almost unheard of in France for a …

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  • 15 unheard-of — /un herrd uv , ov , euhv/, adj. 1. that was never heard of; unknown: an unheard of artist. 2. such as was never known before; unprecedented: an unheard of salary. 3. shocking or outrageous: unheard of conduct. [1585 95] * * * …

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  • 16 unheard of — un heard of adj unheard of something that is unheard of is so unusual that it has not happened or been known before ▪ Travel for pleasure was almost unheard of until the 19th century …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 unheard — adj. VERBS ▪ go ▪ Their protests went unheard. ADVERB ▪ previously ▪ a previously unheard tape of their conversations …

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  • 18 unheard-of — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ absolutely, completely, quite, totally ▪ At that time, it was completely unheard of for girls to go to college …

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  • 19 unheard — un|heard [ ʌn hɜrd ] adjective 1. ) ignored: go unheard: Her ideas went unheard yet again. 2. ) not heard by anyone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 unheard-of — un heard ,of adjective something that is unheard of is very unusual or has never happened before: This was an unheard of piece of luck …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English