unseen

adjective
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 His centering of a black nuclear family determined to survive in a complex storyline in a genre where black family units have historically been unseen is extraordinary. NBC News, "Jordan Peele's 'Us' Named Best Movie of 2019 by African-American Film Critics Association," 12 Dec. 2019 His centering of a black nuclear family determined to survive in a complex storyline in a genre where black family units have historically been unseen is extraordinary. Dave Mcnary, chicagotribune.com, "Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ named best movie of 2019 by African-American Film Critics Association," 10 Dec. 2019 Led by Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, the trio assembled as a loose contingent of envoys whose activities were initially unseen by others in the administration specializing in Ukraine issues. oregonlive, "The new ‘three amigos’ — Sondland, Perry and Volker — riding into Trump impeachment inquiry," 1 Dec. 2019 Hello, world Though microbes surround us all the time, most are unseen. Jennifer Tsang, National Geographic, "This gorgeous art was made with a surprising substance: live bacteria," 20 Nov. 2019 But one of the world’s most precious private collections — that of the Torlonia family — has remained out of bounds, unseen by the public and known to most scholars only through its catalog, published in the late 19th century. New York Times, "A Storied Collection of Ancient Sculpture Will Finally See the Light," 28 Oct. 2019 That’s a recurrence of bowl droughts unseen on the Front Range since the 1980s, a decade in which CSU never reached the postseason and CU missed a bowl from 1980-84 — during the transition from Chuck Fairbanks to Bill McCartney — and again in 1987. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Best of the West Top 25: CU Buffs and CSU Rams are on cusp of wrong type of history," 18 Nov. 2019 According to Cortés, the camera captures details unseen by the naked eye, helping experts gain new insights on iconic works of art. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Lin-Manuel Miranda Teams Up With Google to Digitize Puerto Rico’s Art," 11 Nov. 2019 That leaves Aurora caught in the middle, at least, until the unseen hands manipulating the situation begin coming into view. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'Maleficent' flies higher in sequel 'Mistress of Evil'," 18 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of unseen

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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30 Dec 2019

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“Unseen.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unseen. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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unseen

adjective
How to pronounce unseen (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of unseen

: not seen or able to be seen

unseen

adjective
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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