unobserved

adjective
un·ob·served | \ ˌən-əb-ˈzərvd \

Definition of unobserved 

: not noticed or perceived : not observed The two vessels slipped out of Plymouth, unobserved by Spanish spies … —Samuel Eliot Morison A welcoming place is almost by definition someplace out of sight, someplace private and unobserved. —Jane Kramer

Examples of unobserved in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Both like to attend early-morning spin classes at Flywheel, a nearby studio, where the room goes dark when the class starts - the better to pedal unobserved. Paul Schwartzman And Josh Dawsey, chicagotribune.com, "'It's burning people out': Trump aides endure public fury toward president's policies around D.C.," 9 July 2018 Both like to attend early-morning spin classes at Flywheel, a nearby studio, where the room goes dark when the class starts — the better to pedal unobserved. Paul Schwartzman, Washington Post, "‘Viciousness’: Trump aides endure public fury toward president’s policies," 9 July 2018 Both like to attend early-morning spin classes at Flywheel, a nearby studio, where the room goes dark when the class starts - the better to pedal unobserved. Author: Paul Schwartzman, Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, "'Viciousness': Trump aides endure public fury toward president's policies," 9 July 2018 Normal things that went unobserved by the rest of our rowdy crew of five would be a source of angst for him. Christine M. Flowers, Philly.com, "Kate Spade's tragic suicide should be a reminder to listen to those you love | Christine Flowers," 7 June 2018 Covelli said the current design of, and procedures at, the jail ensure that no areas, including shower facilities, are unobserved. Jim Newton, Lake County News-Sun, "Depke Juvenile Justice Complex passes voluntary Prison Rape Elimination Act audit," 18 Feb. 2018 These isotopes would be radioactive and would decay into hitherto unobserved elements farther up the periodic table than uranium. Jeremy Bernstein, WSJ, "Review: Enrico Fermi, ‘The Last Man Who Knew Everything’," 15 Dec. 2017 The Other world, 1,564 light-years away, was flowing brightly4 and glamorously5 into the machine, unobserved, while Ed gave what must be his boilerplate orientation speech. WIRED, "What Happens When an Algorithm Helps Write Science Fiction," 11 Dec. 2017 Something more and less and yet still the same because sometimes there is no difference between the subject observed and the subject unobserved. Jeff Vandermeer, Slate Magazine, "“Trump Land”," 10 Feb. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'unobserved.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of unobserved

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about unobserved

Share unobserved

Statistics for unobserved

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for unobserved

The first known use of unobserved was in the 15th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for unobserved

unobserved

adjective
un·ob·served | \ ˌən-əb-ˈzərvd \

Kids Definition of unobserved

: not noticed She left the room unobserved.

Comments on unobserved

What made you want to look up unobserved? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the setting in which something occurs

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!