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

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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First Known Use of untold

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

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“Untold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untold. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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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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