un·​trod·​den ˌən-ˈträ-dᵊn How to pronounce untrodden (audio)
variants or less commonly untrod
: not trod : untraversed

Examples of untrodden in a Sentence

the fields in the valley are newly carpeted in an expanse of untrodden snow
Recent Examples on the Web Or that art may be the last untrodden and inviolable way of the psyche remaining to us? John Ganz, Harper's Magazine, 22 May 2024 After all, moss’s beauty lies partly in its wildness, in its ability to conjure a bygone world — or perhaps a future one — untrodden by human feet. Jenny Comita, New York Times, 21 Nov. 2023 From some untrodden, internal place, a visceral memory stirred, of holding up the page with Felicity pictured vertically in the centerfold, the midsection of her floral everyday dress dimpled by the magazine’s staples. Lizzie Feidelson, The New Yorker, 17 Nov. 2023 How about taking a different road—an untrodden path, perhaps? Bysheryl Estrada, Fortune, 1 Sep. 2023 As my quest for baked crispy tofu perfection continues, it’s led me down an untrodden path — one paved with Parmesan. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2023 Smiling Albino, known in the region for beating untrodden trails through some of the most compelling yet overlooked destinations in the region, has refreshed its itineraries in Vietnam, where Zannier Hotels has just opened its newest property, Bai San Ho, on the beaches of Phu Yen Province. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, 30 Dec. 2020 This is untrodden ground and one of the things that makes working in this space so exciting. Ryan Wyatt, Rolling Stone, 27 Feb. 2023 Some among us are filled with a desire to explore distant cultures, while others prefer to trek untrodden paths and conquer the elements. Sean Mowbray, Discover Magazine, 25 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untrodden was in the 14th century

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“Untrodden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untrodden. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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un·​trod·​den ˌən-ˈträd-ᵊn How to pronounce untrodden (audio)
variants also untrod
: not trod : untraversed

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