un·​an·​nounced ˌən-ə-ˈnau̇n(t)st How to pronounce unannounced (audio)
: occurring without any prior announcement or warning : not announced
an unannounced concert
showed up unannounced at her doorstep

Examples of unannounced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced a new military aid package for Ukraine of up to $100 million during an unannounced trip to Kyiv on Monday. Mike Brest, Washington Examiner, 20 Nov. 2023 Jonathan Ernst / Pool via AFP - Getty Images Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced trip to Baghdad today to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia’ Al Sudani. NBC News, 6 Nov. 2023 The Prince and Princess of Wales, both 41, headed on a previously unannounced trip to the tiny city of St. Davids on the southwestern tip of Wales on Friday. Simon Perry, Peoplemag, 8 Sep. 2023 Secretary of State Antony Blinken related the Biden administration's support for Ukraine during an unannounced visit to the country on Wednesday, his fourth trip to the country since Russia's invasion, the State Department confirmed. Shannon K. Crawford, ABC News, 6 Sep. 2023 Antony Blinken, the U.S. secretary of state, made unannounced visits to the West Bank and Iraq. Andrés R. Martínez, New York Times, 6 Nov. 2023 Live Coverage Feed 3 hours ago During an unannounced visit to Iraq, Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a warning to regional actors seeking to use the Israel-Hamas conflict to threaten U.S. personnel in the Middle East. WSJ, 6 Nov. 2023 Their tense day-to-day life on the farm is turned upside down when Laura’s mother, Solange (Deneuve), an eccentric French feminist, shows up unannounced. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 30 Oct. 2023 Last spring, the Prince and Princess of Wales also made a unannounced visit to the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in London that month to hear about the efforts being made to support Ukrainians in the U.K. and across Europe. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 4 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unannounced was circa 1775

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

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