un·​seen | \ ˌən-ˈsēn How to pronounce unseen (audio) \

Definition of unseen

1 : not seen or perceived
2 : sight sense 1 an unseen translation

Examples of unseen in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s a perspective engrained in Chang-Díaz, a barrier-breaker on Beacon Hill now vowing to elevate the needs of those who have felt unseen in Massachusetts to its highest public office. Matt Stout, BostonGlobe.com, 1 June 2022 Now, in the first in-person presentations since COVID-19 upended the industry, the stage was largely devoid of the class of 2022-23 as the vast majority of the new show trailers went unseen — if they were mentioned at all. Lesley Goldberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2022 Voyagers can discover virtually unseen and untouched parts of Australia on The True North, an adventure cruise ship that's small enough to glide into the coves and bays, where others cannot go. Anabel Dean, CNN, 18 May 2022 Largely unnoticed by the mainstream media, the Marcos family had created an alternative information ecosystem that appealed to large sections of the population who felt unseen and unheard by liberal élites and the news media. Sheila Coronel, The New Yorker, 17 May 2022 And so these 60 nurses feel unseen, with no connection, disengaged. Marcus Buckingham, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2022 Later, Alex kills a man at the gym, and the murder goes unseen and unheard by the woman working out in the foreground. Peter Debruge, Variety, 27 Apr. 2022 What children in those families — which have need but aren’t among the neediest in the city — experience often goes unseen. Washington Post, 20 Apr. 2022 Asked about the show’s legacy, Barris points to its focus on those who feel unseen in the world, whatever their ethnicity, and how ‘black-ish’ sought to breach divisions. NBC News, 19 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unseen

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Jun 2022

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“Unseen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unseen. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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un·​seen | \ ˌən-ˈsēn How to pronounce unseen (audio) \

Kids Definition of unseen

: not seen : invisible We heard the siren from an unseen fire engine.


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