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
Recent Examples on the Web In the fine-dining world, Black women still remain largely uncelebrated, with notable exceptions like the James Beard award-winning chefs Nina Compton, Mashama Bailey and Dolester Miles. New York Times, "How High-End Restaurants Have Failed Black Female Chefs," 11 Jan. 2021 Sick and tired of working in kitchens, unseen and uncelebrated, stalling out while the people around him came up. Tejal Rao, New York Times, "The Evolution of the Onion Sandwich," 14 Oct. 2020 What inspires Acevedo more than anything else are uncelebrated heroes. Monique-marie Cummings, Smithsonian Magazine, "Elizabeth Acevedo Sees Fantastical Beasts Everywhere," 5 May 2020 Two terrific shows that languish in darkened galleries at the Museum of Modern Art should not pass uncelebrated—or unvisited, to the extent that MOMA’s Web site ameliorates the lockdown. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, "Dorothea Lange and Félix Fénéon at MOMA, and Online," 11 May 2020 For decades, Johnson, an African-American woman, was among NASA’s largely uncelebrated pioneers. Nadia Drake, National Geographic, "Remembering Katherine Johnson, NASA's 'Hidden Figures' hero, for her love of numbers," 24 Feb. 2020 Christmas and birthdays passed uncelebrated, and Mr. Descalzi said he often wasn’t allowed to play. Eric Sylvers, WSJ, "Italy’s Oil King Fights to Preserve His Legacy," 25 Jan. 2020 OktoberWest, the Sequel Somewhere in this galaxy, Oktoberfest is unknown and uncelebrated. Peter Rowe, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Has the Great American Beer Festival become too great?," 3 Oct. 2019 Holidays missed, birthdays uncelebrated, grandchildren never kissed — a lifetime of memories robbed from a man whose fate hung on the words of a 9-year-old boy’s false court testimony. Lauren Hernández, SFChronicle.com, "Northern California man released after 28 years behind bars for wrongful murder conviction," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of uncelebrated

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Uncelebrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncelebrated. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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