- adjectivepreviously unknown-
a first novel by an unheard of writer-
developments on an unheard-of scale• Similar to: ↑unknown
* * *adj1 UNTHINKABLE, inconceivable, unbelievable, unimaginable, undreamed-of, unprecedented, extraordinary, exceptional, unacceptable, offensive, shocking, outrageous, preposterous≠ 1 normal, acceptable 2 famous
* * *[adjective]1. unprecedented, inconceivable, new, novel, singular, unique2. shocking, disgraceful, outrageous, preposterous3. obscure, unfamiliar, unknown
* * *\\ˌ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ adjective
a first novel by an unheard-of writer
amphibious operations … would soon by necessary on an unheard-of scale — J.P.Baxter b. 1893
* * */un herrd"uv', -ov', -euhv/, adj.1. that was never heard of; unknown: an unheard-of artist.2. such as was never known before; unprecedented: an unheard-of salary.3. shocking or outrageous: unheard-of conduct.[1585-95]
* * *unheard-of UK US adjectivesomething that is unheard-of is very unusual or has never happened before
This was an unheard-of piece of luck.Thesaurus: unusual in an interesting waysynonym
* * *unheard-of [unheard-of] [ʌnˈhɜːd ɒv] [ʌnˈhɜːrd ʌv] adjectivethat has never been known or done; very unusual
He'd dyed his hair, which was almost unheard-of in the 1960s.
It is almost unheard-of for a new band to be offered such a deal.Example Bank:
At that time, it was completely unheard-of for girls to go to university.
He was sentenced to a hitherto unheard-of seven life terms in prison.
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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Unheard — Un*heard , a. 1. Not heard; not perceived by the ear; as, words unheard by those present. [1913 Webster] 2. Not granted an audience or a hearing; not allowed to speak; not having made a defense, or stated one s side of a question; disregarded;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Unheard of — Unheard Un*heard , a. 1. Not heard; not perceived by the ear; as, words unheard by those present. [1913 Webster] 2. Not granted an audience or a hearing; not allowed to speak; not having made a defense, or stated one s side of a question;… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
unheard-of — unheard′ of adj. 1) cvb unprecedented: an unheard of scientific advance[/ex] 2) cvb outrageous: unheard of extravagance[/ex] 3) not previously known: the debut of an unheard of singer[/ex] • Etymology: 1585–95 … From formal English to slang
unheard — ► ADJECTIVE 1) not heard or listened to. 2) (unheard of) previously unknown … English terms dictionary
unheard — [unhʉrd′] adj. 1. not heard; not perceived by the ear 2. not given a hearing 3. former var. of UNHEARD OF … English World dictionary
unheard-of — [unhʉrd′uv΄] adj. 1. not heard of before; unprecedented or unknown 2. unacceptable or outrageous [unheard of effrontery] … English World dictionary
Unheard-of — Un*heard of, a. New; unprecedented; unparalleled. Swift. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
unheard — index diffident, ineffable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
unheard of — index extraordinary, implausible, ludicrous, noteworthy, novel, original (creative), peculiar (cur … Law dictionary
unheard — c.1300 not detected by sense of hearing, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of HEAR (Cf. hear). Meaning unknown, new is attested from late 14c. (O.E. had ungehered in this sense). Usually with of since 1590s. Cf. O.N. oheyrðr, Dan. uhèrt, M.Du.… … Etymology dictionary
unheard-of — [adj] unique, obscure exceptional, inconceivable, little known, nameless, new, novel, outlandish, preposterous, rare, shocking, singular, unbelievable, undiscovered, unfamiliar, unknown, unlikely, unprecedented, unrenowned, unsung, unusual;… … New thesaurus