unspoken

adjective un·spo·ken \ ˌən-ˈspō-kən \
|Updated on: 3 Jul 2018

Definition of unspoken

: not spoken : expressed or understood without being directly stated
  • an unspoken agreement/assumption
  • an unspoken rule
unspoken to
: not spoken to
  • … she had sat the whole evening through in the same chair without occupation, not speaking, and unspoken to.
  • —Anthony Trollope

Recent Examples of unspoken from the Web

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

First Known Use of unspoken

15th century

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler


Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

changing quickly and often

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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!