[ UK /ʌnspˈə‍ʊkən/ ]
[ US /ənˈspoʊkən/ ]
  1. not made explicit
    the unexpressed terms of the agreement
    some kind of unspoken agreement
    his action is clear but his reason remains unstated
    things left unsaid
  2. expressed without speech
    choking exasperation and wordless shame
    a mute appeal
    best grief is tongueless
    a silent curse
    the words stopped at her lips unsounded
    unspoken grief
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How To Use unspoken In A Sentence

  • Consequently, when characters share on-screen space, it is almost claustrophobic because of the heavy presence of repressed longings and unspoken desires.
  • Holly looked up at her boyfriend, nodding at his silent agreement to her unspoken request.
  • For two women such as us, confirmed members of the jeans and T-shirt brigade, we were developing a surprising unspoken admiration for the seriously girly.
  • Everywhere an unspoken question seemed to hang heavily in the air: Would we have been better off without Home Rule?
  • unspoken grief
  • Some initiation ceremony perhaps or unspoken betrothal?
  • Most designers share the unspoken belief that fashion is a valid form of visual art.
  • Wired into the way we are forced to live there are silent imperatives, unspoken propositions about the world.
  • The two of us had reached an unspoken agreement. Times, Sunday Times
  • About these spoken and unspoken assumptions Jackson has only a little to say.
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