Definition of unknownly in English:


Pronunciation /(ˌ)ʌnˈnəʊnli/


  • 1Unknowingly, unwittingly; unintentionally.

    In later use probably reflecting a misapprehension of a colloquial or regional pronunciation of unknowingly.

  • 2 rare In an unknown manner; especially in a manner or to an extent that is not known or understood; incomprehensibly; mysteriously.


Late 15th century; earliest use found in Trevisa's Bartholomeus De Proprietatibus Rerum. From unknown + -ly.