Unknown - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌʌnˈnəʊn|  American pronunciation of the word unknown
Brit.  |ʌnˈnəʊn|  British pronunciation of the word unknown
- an unknown and unexplored region
- anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found (syn: alien, stranger)
- a variable whose values are solutions of an equation
- being or having an unknown or unnamed source (syn: nameless, unidentified, unnamed)
- not known to exist
- not famous or acclaimed (syn: obscure, unsung)
- not known before (syn: strange)


Much remains unknown about his early life.

Her music was previously unknown outside of Asia.

An unknown number of cases go unreported.

The victim's attacker was unknown to her.

For some unknown reason, my computer crashed.

explorers venturing off into the unknown

A fear of the unknown kept her from changing jobs.

The director cast an unknown in the lead role.

We're facing too many unknowns.

The facts were unknown to us.

Sensitivity to spiritual unknowns.

The astronauts began their journey into the unknown.

The murderer's identity remains unknown.

For some unknown reason, Mark quit his job and moved to Greece.

An unknown number of people were killed.

Word forms

singular: unknown
plural: unknowns
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