un·​sung | \ ˌən-ˈsəŋ How to pronounce unsung (audio) \

Definition of unsung

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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First Known Use of unsung

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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4 Jul 2022

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“Unsung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unsung. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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