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unsung (adj.)

early 15c., "not uttered in a song," from un- (1) "not" + past participle of sing (v.). Similar formation in German ungesungen. Meaning "not celebrated" is recorded from 1660s.

updated on April 07, 2014

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Definitions of unsung from WordNet

unsung (adj.)
not famous or acclaimed;
unsung heroes of the war
Synonyms: obscure / unknown
unsung (adj.)
having value that is not acknowledged;
Synonyms: unappreciated / unvalued
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