un·​crown | \ ˌən-ˈkrau̇n How to pronounce uncrown (audio) \
uncrowned; uncrowning; uncrowns

Definition of uncrown

transitive verb

: to take the crown from : dethrone

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Examples of uncrown in a Sentence

Edward VIII effectively uncrowned himself when he insisted upon marrying an American divorcée.
Recent Examples on the Web On June 3, 1988, the Pistons uncrowned the Boston Celtics, 95-90, in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals to win the series, 4-2. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, "Remembering the night Detroit Pistons dethroned Boston Celtics, finally made NBA Finals," 3 June 2020 Many considered him Italy’s uncrowned sovereign, the steward of the country’s economic renaissance from the postwar period through the turbulent 1970s. Brenda Cronin, WSJ, "HBO’s ‘Agnelli’ Highlights Fiat Chairman’s Appetite for Women and Danger," 16 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of uncrown

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 Jun 2020

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“Uncrown.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncrown. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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