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

Example Sentences

the fields in the valley are newly carpeted in an expanse of untrodden snow
Recent Examples on the Web Just a 30-minute train jaunt from tourist-flocked Venice, the untrodden town of Treviso is the region’s best-kept secret with miles and mazes of quiet cobbled lanes flanked by colorful-shuttered medieval buildings so authentically old-world Italy. Stephanie Orma, Forbes, 20 Dec. 2022 But this winter, Cathlapotle was silent, nestled in untrodden green grass and fog, its doors closed. Anna V. Smith/high Country News, oregonlive, 3 Apr. 2021 Pilot Pete’s horde of romantic hopefuls are seemingly younger than ever, including many card-carrying members of Gen Z — previously untrodden territory for the ABC franchise. Anabel Pasarow, refinery29.com, 10 Mar. 2020 However, were Facebook to pose an existential threat, they may be compelled to walk an untrodden path. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2019 The fertile Timok River is to thank for the valley’s rising wine scene, which is largely untrodden. Michaela Trimble, GQ, 22 Jan. 2018 Anthony Bourdain is known for his hold-nothing-back approach to life and for visiting locations that are dangerous and often largely untrodden by Americans (hence the name of his CNN show, Parts Unknown). Condé Nast Traveler, 26 Oct. 2017 See More

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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 27 Jan. 2023.

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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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