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From Old English unteald (not counted or reckoned), from tellan (count, relate, tell).



untold (not comparable)

  1. Not told; not related; not revealed; secret.
  2. Not numbered or counted.
    • 2010 January 14, Simon Romero, “Haiti Lies in Ruins; Grim Search for Untold Dead”, in The New York Times[1]:
      Huge swaths of Port-au-Prince lay in ruins, and thousands of people were feared dead in the rubble.
    • 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes[2], page 301:
      More importantly, there is an untold multitude of Indian English terms that have never been given lexicographical treatment in any dictionary.
  3. Not able to be counted, measured, told, expressed in words, or described; extremely large in scale, number, quantity, suffering, damage, etc.; uncountable, unmeasurable, immeasurable, indescribable, inexpressible.