un·​ad·​ver·​tised ˌən-ˈad-vər-ˌtīzd How to pronounce unadvertised (audio)
: not publically announced or made known in an advertisement : not advertised
unadvertised discounts
The concert sold out despite being unadvertised.

Examples of unadvertised in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The result — a private, unadvertised performance by Ed Sheeran next Friday at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park — is a major coup for Curebound. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Oct. 2023 His team has also been inviting reporters from a variety of outlets to ride aboard his plane and has been arranging unadvertised stops at local restaurants and other venues to show him interacting with cheering supporters, in contrast to the less charismatic DeSantis. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 10 May 2023 All of which would have been fine in a more intimate setting; the set was often like an unadvertised gig where an artist premieres new material — or, more accurately, the one-offs that an even more reclusive R&B star, D’Angelo, played in the long gaps between his tours. Jem Aswad, Variety, 24 Apr. 2023 After 9/11, Sam was embedded with the Navy in Iraq, as part of the bureau’s largely unadvertised C.E.X.C. Jay Kirk, New York Times, 20 Apr. 2023 But there are also unadvertised programs. Christopher Elliott, Forbes, 18 June 2022 There is often an unadvertised retention discount to keep customers from canceling. Imani Moise, WSJ, 23 Dec. 2022 But Alicia Keys did far more than just pay lip service to Curebound — the year-old San Diego nonprofit that funds groundbreaking cancer research — during her private, unadvertised Friday-night benefit performance at The Rady Shell at Jacobs Park. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Nov. 2022 Team Raw Wins Battle of the Brands Becky Lynch made an unadvertised appearance on SmackDown. Alfred Konuwa, Forbes, 2 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unadvertised was in 1864

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“Unadvertised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadvertised. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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