Definition of uncrowned in English:



  • Not formally crowned as a monarch.

    ‘the as yet uncrowned King Edward I’
    figurative ‘the uncrowned king of Berlin’
    • ‘He rose to become the commander of Nkomo's military forces and was known as the uncrowned king of Matabeleland.’
    • ‘The uncrowned capital of the north, and the world's first industrial city, it has everything going for it from culture to entertainment and sport. ..’
    • ‘Richard, of royal blood, decided he wanted to be undisputed king, so the uncrowned child-king Edward and his little brother Richard Duke of York ended up murdered in the Tower in 1483.’
    • ‘When there was more than one person in the photograph, it was usually an unidentified attendant shielding the oba with an umbrella, or an anonymous retinue of other attendants and uncrowned chiefs of the village.’
    • ‘A man of such power, they called him ‘the uncrowned king of Scotland’.’
    • ‘For the uncrowned queen of The Royle Family, Sue Johnston, tracing her ancestral roots was a matter of working class pride.’
    • ‘An uncrowned king has now become the major force to win any battle.’
    • ‘Today Bernal, 25, is the uncrowned prince of Cannes, ascending the red carpet not once but twice, with two different world-class directors.’
    • ‘The uncrowned prince of British menswear, John Richmond, managed to dazzle a celebrity studded audience with an eclectic show.’
    • ‘They took a quasi-religious attitude to Confucius, worshipping him as ‘the uncrowned king’ rather than respecting him simply as the greatest of teachers.’
    • ‘Victoria is clearly the uncrowned women's champion.’
    • ‘Draped in designer labels from shopping trips to Milan, Paris and New York, they were the uncrowned heads of British hairdressing, jetting around the world, doing session work for glossy magazines and spreading their gospel.’
    • ‘A member of the Municipal Corporation for a phenomenal 43 years and four times its Chairman, he was known as ‘the uncrowned King of Bombay’.’
    • ‘Atlanta might have spelt the end for both of them, yet four years on, here they are, the queen of one-lap running and the uncrowned queen of middle distance.’
    • ‘Long before the current All-Ireland club championships, Matty and his teammates could justly be called the uncrowned Club Champions.’
    • ‘Not surprisingly he was hailed as the uncrowned king of Ireland in the 19th century.’
    • ‘For about five decades, he had been the uncrowned monarch of Tamil film music, working with all the leading music directors and lyricists.’
    • ‘Rejected, ill and broken, she died just a few weeks later, an uncrowned queen.’
    • ‘Despite his contributions to Bath's prosperity and the establishment of its Mineral Water Hospital, the corporation coldly watched its uncrowned king slide into poverty, but interred him in Bath abbey.’
    • ‘The Booker Prize judges have ignored the uncrowned king of English letters and two past winners in favour of an unpublished writer’