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

Definition of unseen

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

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By displaying them in one of the country’s most public spaces, members of FORCE hope to recognize these often unseen and unaddressed experiences. Teen Vogue, "The Monument Quilt, Which Represents Thousands of Sexual Violence Survivors, to Be Spread Over National Mall," 30 May 2019 Suspended under the MiG was a humongous missile previously unseen on the MiG-31 platform. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Russia’s MiG-31 Spotted With Possible Anti-Satellite Missile," 1 Oct. 2018 Japan, in contrast, stumbled into the second round by virtue of having received fewer yellow cards than Senegal in Group H, a hitherto unseen World Cup tiebreaker. Tariq Panja, New York Times, "World Cup 2018: Belgium Shocks Japan With Stunning Rally," 4 July 2018 This could allow the crew to race to pile on (or avoid altogether) an otherwise unseen enemy force. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "This Crazy Ad for an Israeli Future Tank Is Something Else," 12 Mar. 2019 Samir HusseinGetty Images In previously unseen footage, Meghan Markle wears one of her absolutely favorite items of clothing: her men's J. Crew utility jacket. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Never-Before-Seen Footage of Meghan Markle Proves She's Loved This Men's Jacket for Years," 18 Apr. 2019 In one investigation, a stall-keeper in a public market is stabbed in the back of the knee by an unseen assailant.... Tom Nolan, WSJ, "Mysteries: Sensitive, Awkward and Deranged," 12 Apr. 2019 Tucked at the end of the gallery was a previously unseen image of the Duke and Duchess's royal tour of Fiji. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Just Shared a New Previously Unseen Photo," 3 Apr. 2019 They’re puppets, guided by remote control by the voice of their unseen leader. Soren Andersen, The Seattle Times, "‘Hotel Mumbai’ review: a horrifying tale of 2008 terrorist attack," 26 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of unseen

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of unseen

: not seen or able to be seen


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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