un·​called | \ ˌən-ˈkȯld How to pronounce uncalled (audio) \

Definition of uncalled

: not called an uncalled telephone number : such as
a : not asked for, invited, or told to come The entrance of the servant, uncalled, roused her.— Wilkie Collins
b finance : not called up for payment … protected by paid-up and uncalled capital.The Economist
c : not properly noted and penalized by an official an uncalled rules infraction The Czech wondered about the officiating when this flagrant foul went uncalled.— Austin Murphy — see also uncalled-for

Examples of uncalled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even some New Yorkers tweeted back to the government account that the tweet was uncalled for. Kaylee Remington, cleveland, 3 July 2021 Conference rooms and cubicles went unused, elevators uncalled, files untouched. Emily Anthes, New York Times, 11 June 2021 After absorbing a row of uncalled cross-checks from Barzal, the mild-mannered veteran showed his displeasure by pitchforking him. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 My biggest regret is not having the platform or the voice to express how heavily edited the game show is and that the bullying and threats that players receive is fully uncalled for. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 21 May 2021 Instead of a room heaving with correspondents, COVID-19 restrictions meant questions came from just 10 reporters picked from a prepared list — much to the annoyance of Fox News’s Peter Doocy, who went uncalled. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, 25 Mar. 2021 Enfield would contend that a foul went uncalled on that last desperate play, but the mistakes USC made in the first half were far more to blame. Ryan Kartje, Los Angeles Times, 12 Mar. 2021 Simons failed and ended up on the ground after receiving contact that went uncalled. oregonlive, 17 Apr. 2021 With the Heat up 109-104 with 1:58 left, the NBA said Adebayo should have gone to the line for two free throws on an uncalled foul on Jakob Poeltl. Ira Winderman, sun-sentinel.com, 1 May 2021

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First Known Use of uncalled

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncalled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncalled. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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