un·​told ˌən-ˈtōld How to pronounce untold (audio)
: not told or related
: kept secret
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

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

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The first known use of untold was in the 14th century

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“Untold.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untold. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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un·​told ən-ˈtōld How to pronounce untold (audio)
: not told : not revealed
untold secrets
a story yet untold
: not counted : vast, numberless
untold wealth

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