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
References in classic literature ?
It was like Marmee to get up a little treat for them, but anything so fine as this was unheard of since the departed days of plenty.
She shouted, she wailed; but whether her voice remained unheard or unheeded, no reply came to her frenzied cries.
Though his words were unheeded, or rather unheard, his example was followed by his companions, who, by incredible exertions, got near enough to the fugitives to perceive that Cora was borne along between the two warriors while Magua prescribed the direction and manner of their flight.
It is dull enough to confuse the eye in following, pronounced enough to constantly irritate and provoke study, and when you follow the lame uncertain curves for a little distance they suddenly commit suicide--plunge off at outrageous angles, destroy themselves in unheard of contradictions.
Exactly so, indeedquite unheard of but some ladies say any thing.
said the tenant of the kitchen, in answer to an unheard speech of Nelly's.
Lecount that the strange lady was better informed than she had at first suspected, and that it might hardly be wise, under the circumstances, to dismiss her unheard.
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.
I prayed to my Ehlose, to the spirit that watches me--ay, and I even dared to pray to the Umkulunkulu, the great soul of the world, who moves through the heavens and the earth unseen and unheard.
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.
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.
The Calenders and the Caliph looked at each other, and whispered together, unheard by Zobeida and Sadie, who were tending their fainting sister.