unsung

adjective

un·​sung ˌən-ˈsəŋ How to pronounce unsung (audio)
1
: not sung
2
: not celebrated or praised (as in song or verse)
an unsung hero

Examples of unsung in a Sentence

the unsung men and women who keep the streets safe He is one of the unsung heroes of the civil rights movement.
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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Unsung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsung. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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unsung

adjective
un·​sung ˌən-ˈsəŋ How to pronounce unsung (audio)
ˈən-
1
: not sung
2
: not celebrated or praised (as in song or verse)
unsung heroes

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