unheard


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un·heard

 (ŭn-hûrd′)
adj.
1. Not heard: unheard pleas for help.
2. Not given a hearing; not listened to: unheard objections.

unheard

(ʌnˈhɜːd)
adj
1. not heard; not perceived by the ear
2. not listened to or granted a hearing: his warning went unheard.
3. archaic unheard-of

un•heard

(ʌnˈhɜrd)

adj.
1. not heard; not perceived by the ear.
2. not given a hearing or audience.
3. Archaic. unheard-of.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unheard - not necessarily inaudible but not heard
inaudible, unhearable - impossible to hear; imperceptible by the ear; "an inaudible conversation"
Translations

unheard

[ˈʌnˈhɜːd] ADJ
1. (= ignored) she condemned him unheardlo condenó sin escucharlo
his pleas went unheardhicieron caso omiso de sus ruegos
2. (= not heard) his cries went unheardnadie oyó sus gritos
a previously unheard operauna ópera inédita

unheard

[ˌʌnˈhɜːrd]
adv
to condemn sb unheard → condamner qn sans jugement
to go unheard (= be ignored) [pleas, protest, cries] → ne pas être entendu(e)
adj (= not heard) [melody, recording] → inédit(e)unheard of unheard-of [ˌʌnˈhɜːrdɒv] adj
(= unknown) → inconnu(e)
almost unheard of → rarissime
Crime is almost unheard of → La criminalité est rarissime.
(= unprecedented) → sans précédent

unheard

adjungehört; (fig) voiceunbeachtet; to condemn somebody unheardjdn verurteilen, ohne ihn angehört zu haben; to go unheard (lit)ungehört bleiben; (fig also)unbeachtet bleiben
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The worst of all was a heavy miller's cart which one could hardly crush to silence in one's handkerchief; but it went so slowly, and both man and horses were so sleepy, that they passed unheard and unnoticing.
The simple prayers of the poor Indians were not unheard.
At these sounds, long unheard, Rostov's spirits rose, as at the strains of the merriest music.
Commander of the Faithful," I answered, "I am ready to do all that your Majesty commands, but I humbly pray you to remember that I am utterly disheartened by the unheard of sufferings I have undergone.
It will itself be ashamed of its imaginings, but yet it will recall it all, it will go over and over every detail, it will invent unheard of things against itself, pretending that those things might happen, and will forgive nothing.
Nell's was unheard, for she, poor child, with her head drooping on his shoulder, had fallen asleep, and slept too soundly to be roused by any of his efforts to awaken her to a participation in his glee.
The fountain in the village flowed unseen and unheard, and the fountain at the chateau dropped unseen and unheard--both melting away, like the minutes that were falling from the spring of Time-- through three dark hours.
First MOLOCH, horrid King besmear'd with blood Of human sacrifice, and parents tears, Though for the noyse of Drums and Timbrels loud Their childrens cries unheard, that past through fire To his grim Idol.
Nor was his name unheard or unador'd In ancient Greece; and in AUSONIAN land Men call'd him MULCIBER; and how he fell From Heav'n, they fabl'd, thrown by angry JOVE Sheer o're the Chrystal Battlements: from Morn To Noon he fell, from Noon to dewy Eve, A Summers day; and with the setting Sun Dropt from the Zenith like a falling Star, On LEMNOS th' AEGAEAN Ile: thus they relate, Erring; for he with this rebellious rout Fell long before; nor aught avail'd him now To have built in Heav'n high Towrs; nor did he scape By all his Engins, but was headlong sent With his industrious crew to build in hell.
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