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 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 Then join the millions taking advantage of a somewhat uncelebrated loyalty plan called Audience Rewards, a sort of frequent flyer program for theater fans. Washington Post, "Broadway secret: A frequent flyer program for theater fans," 4 Sep. 2019 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

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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 29 May. 2020.

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