uncelebrated

adjective
un·​cel·​e·​brat·​ed | \ ˌən--ˈse-lə-ˌbrā-təd How to pronounce uncelebrated (audio) \

Definition of uncelebrated

1 : not formally honored or commemorated
2 : not famous : obscure solid but uncelebrated players

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Examples of uncelebrated in a Sentence

a gifted but uncelebrated poet

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Largely uncelebrated in its native land, Cinco de Mayo is mostly a rickety pretext for tequila-fueled parties north of the border. Jeremy Bagott, WSJ, "America Is at the End of the Lime," 2 May 2019 Lezli Levene Harvell created the Iconoclast Dinner Experience four years ago to honor trailblazing chefs of color who otherwise might go uncelebrated in the culinary world. Ashley Velez, The Root, "Watch Black and Brown Chefs Show Out at the 2018 Iconoclast Dinner Experience," 12 June 2018 First, Grahm intends to plant and test a series of uncelebrated grapes that have languished in the shadows of European viticulture. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, "A Vintner’s Quest to Create a Truly American Wine," 14 May 2018 Patented 100 years ago, Hoge’s invention was the forerunner of a ubiquitous and uncelebrated device that has shaped American cities and daily life ever since-—the stoplight. Megan Kate Nelson, Smithsonian, "A Brief History of the Stoplight," 18 Apr. 2018 Grand champion: Almost nobody bothers with the uncelebrated country-style pork rib, a slab cut from the rib plate with a ridge of bone right down the middle. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Granzin Bar-B-Q," 16 Feb. 2018 These story shards lay for a century in the Twain archives, unnoticed and uncelebrated, until their rediscovery in 2011. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, "The Best New Children’s Books," 22 Sep. 2017 Next to a busy road in an uncelebrated part of northern Anatolia, Aykut Erdogdu, a Turkish lawmaker, nursed his bandaged, blistered foot. Patrick Kingsley, New York Times, "On the Road With Protesters Marching Across Turkey to Condemn Erdogan’s Purge," 2 July 2017 Sometimes Mr. Lindsay catered to hometown tastes, as in the fine blood sausage mini-sandwich, modeled on the ubiquitous if mostly uncelebrated Australian snack of a sausage link on a slice of white bread. Pete Wells, New York Times, "Sydney’s New Guard: Five Restaurants Leading the Way," 13 June 2017

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First Known Use of uncelebrated

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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