un·​spo·​ken ˌən-ˈspō-kən How to pronounce unspoken (audio)
: 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

Examples of unspoken in a Sentence

an unspoken promise to remain faithful to one another
Recent Examples on the Web Head coach Mike McCarthy and his staff are headed into the final seasons of their contracts and/or are working on one-year deals with the unspoken charge of getting the Cowboys to at least the NFC title game, if not the Super Bowl, to have a chance to be retained. Clarence E. Hill Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 15 May 2024 While changing tipping norms at home can leave American consumers frustrated over ubiquitous gratuity prompts these days, a completely different set of unspoken rules govern tipping expectations overseas — and some French restaurant operators may be eager to take advantage of foreigners' ignorance. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 14 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unspoken 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unspoken was in the 15th century

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“Unspoken.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unspoken. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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