unhackneyed

adjective
un·​hack·​neyed | \ ˌən-ˈhak-nēd How to pronounce unhackneyed (audio) \

Definition of unhackneyed

: not hackneyed : fresh, original a unique, unhackneyed writing style

Examples of unhackneyed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The recital opened with strong, unhackneyed songs by women: Elinor Remick Warren, Lili and Nadia Boulanger, and Amy Beach. James R. Oestreich, New York Times, "Review: A Singer Scales Back Her Grand-Opera Voice," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of unhackneyed

1760, in the meaning defined above

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“Unhackneyed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unhackneyed. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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