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noun American English pronunciation: obscurity /əbˈskjʊrəti/ 
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    [uncountable] a state in which a person or thing is not well known or not remembered

    a girl who was plucked from obscurity to become a star

    in obscurity:

    He was a famous poet, but he died in obscurity.

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