un·​told | \ ˌən-ˈtōld How to pronounce untold (audio) \

Definition of untold

1a : not told or related
b : kept secret
2 : too great or numerous to count : incalculable, vast

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Examples of untold in a Sentence

His is a story yet untold. untold generations have lived and died in this ancient land

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Listen to Throwback, SI's new podcast series telling the untold stories behind the greatest moments in sports history. Alaa Abdeldaiem, SI.com, "Netherlands vs. Sweden Live Stream: Watch Women's World Cup," 3 July 2019 Different legacies of loss The fictional lives imagined in these creative works and others bring us closer to the Air India tragedy’s otherwise untold stories. Chandrima Chakraborty, Quartz India, "Canada’s indifference to the 1985 Air India bombing is disturbing," 24 June 2019 There is an untold story there about how damn hard that girl works. Channing Hargrove, refinery29.com, "Russell James Shoots Kendall Jenner For L’Officiel USA — & Defends Her Status As A “Supermodel”," 20 June 2019 Listen to Throwback, SI's new podcast series telling the untold stories behind the greatest moments in sports history. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "USA vs. Sweden Live Stream, TV Channel: Watch Women's World Cup," 20 June 2019 The film, executive produced by Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis and NBA superstar Stephen Curry, explores the untold stories after the 2015 shooting at the historic black church Mother Emanuel AME. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "How Stephen Curry produced documentary explores forgiveness in Charleston church shooting," 16 June 2019 Normandy, France — Among the veterans honored in Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day is a man with a long untold story named Charles Norman Shay. Mark Phillips, CBS News, "D-Day veteran returns to Normandy to be close to his fallen brothers," 6 June 2019 When Hurricane Maria devastated the United States territory of Puerto Rico, causing untold amounts of damage and ultimately killing nearly 3,000, President Donald Trump offered paper towels. Dennis Tang, Teen Vogue, "Trump's Offer to Help Notre-Dame Rebuild Doesn't Match His Response to Puerto Rico's Disaster," 19 Apr. 2019 More than a decade of labor and an untold amount of money has gone into the restoration of airframe 44-83887 under the leadership of master aircraft restorer Tom Reilly of Douglas, Georgia. Chris Clarke, Popular Mechanics, "Super-Rare XP-82 Twin Mustang Flies Again After Decade-Long Restoration," 4 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of untold

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of untold

: not told or made public
: too many to count or too much to measure


un·​told | \ ˌən-ˈtōld How to pronounce untold (audio) \

Kids Definition of untold

1 : not told or made public untold secrets
2 : too great or too numerous to be counted : vast untold resources

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