unsung

adjective
un·sung | \ˌən-ˈsəŋ \

Definition of unsung 

1 : not sung

2 : not celebrated or praised (as in song or verse) an unsung hero

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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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Taylor is considered one of the unsung heroines of the early Civil Rights movement. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "'The Rape Of Recy Taylor' At Wadsworth Atheneum," 9 June 2018 Comedians, storytellers, and historians share tales of unsung Windy City heroines. Rachel Yang, Chicago Reader, "Arts / Do This A spoof of 80s teen movies and more of the best things to do in Chicago this week," 26 Mar. 2018 Honor the unsung heroes who make a difference every day. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "CRT Volunteer George Brice Helps The Hungry, 'Rain Or Shine'," 12 July 2018 Honor the unsung heroes who make a difference every day. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "CRT Volunteer George Brice Helps The Hungry, 'Rain Or Shine'," 12 July 2018 Honor the unsung heroes who make a difference every day. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "CRT Volunteer George Brice Helps The Hungry, 'Rain Or Shine'," 12 July 2018 Honor the unsung heroes who make a difference every day. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "CRT Volunteer George Brice Helps The Hungry, 'Rain Or Shine'," 12 July 2018 Honor the unsung heroes who make a difference every day. Nyssa Kruse, courant.com, "CRT Volunteer George Brice Helps The Hungry, 'Rain Or Shine'," 12 July 2018 Sometimes they’re kind of stuck in the back as the unsung heroes. Hal Boedeker, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Reality TV: Central Florida hopefuls shine," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of unsung

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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unsung

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unsung

: not given attention and praise that is deserved for doing good things

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