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 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 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 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 4 Oct. 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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