1. unbeknownst

adverb. ['ənbiːˈnoʊnst'] without someone's knowledge.


  • acquaintance

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Rhymes with Unbeknownst

  • arnst
  • dienst
  • dunst
  • ernst
  • gunst
  • gutekunst
  • kinst
  • kleindienst
  • klinedinst
  • klinedinst
  • kunst

How do you pronounce unbeknownst?

Pronounce unbeknownst as ənbiˈnoʊnst.

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2. unbeknownst

adjective. ['ənbiːˈnoʊnst'] (usually used with `to') occurring or existing without the knowledge of.


  • unknown


  • acknowledged
  • glorious

Sentences with unbeknownst

1. Adjective
It's usually easy to regulate humidity with a whole-house unit by adjusting the humidistat, but it becomes more difficult if the sensor, unbeknownst to you, is in the wrong place or isn't functioning properly.

2. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Co-conspire with the bride's mother, sister, best friend or fiance to arrange a date with the bride, that unbeknownst to her, is actually a ploy.

3. Noun, singular or mass
This is especially true if she has been using a place unbeknownst to you because you haven't cleaned it and the odor beckons.