unannounced

adjective
un·​an·​nounced | \ ˌən-ə-ˈnau̇n(t)st How to pronounce unannounced (audio) \

Definition of unannounced

: occurring without any prior announcement or warning : not announced an unannounced concert showed up unannounced at her doorstep

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The royal couple is in Northern Ireland today on a previously unannounced trip to Hillsborough Castle, a royal residence and the official home of the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince Charles and Camilla Are Spending Their Wedding Anniversary in Northern Ireland," 9 Apr. 2019 Kate Middleton and Prince William have taken an unannounced trip to Northern Ireland for only the third time ever. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Wore Some of Her Most Beloved Clothing Items In Northern Ireland," 27 Feb. 2019 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made a previously unannounced visit to New Zealand House today, in order to pay tribute to the victims of last week's Christchurch attack. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Made a Somber Visit to New Zealand House Today," 19 Mar. 2019 According to royal reporter Omid Scobie, who broke the news with an early morning tweet, Harry and Meghan had a private, unpublicized, unannounced meeting at Kensington Palace yesterday. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Had a Private Meeting Yesterday—Could It Be a New Royal Cause?," 1 Mar. 2019 Joe had tracked down my address and showed up unannounced—all the way from across the country. Crystal Ponti, Harper's BAZAAR, "What It's Actually Like To Be Stalked by Joe," 12 Feb. 2019 After public criticism of the unannounced Short Pump drill and others, the Virginia House of Delegates last month considered, but defeated, legislation requiring schools to give parents advance notification. Carolyn Thompson, The Seattle Times, "Parents question whether shooting drills traumatize schoolkids," 11 Feb. 2019 And earlier this month, physicists from the LIGO and Virgo collaboration reported four previously unannounced detections of gravitational waves from merging black holes, bringing the total number of detections to 11. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery," 16 Dec. 2018 Sunlight, a nonpartisan government watchdog group, is tracking the Health and Human Services Department website for unannounced changes. Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, "The Health 202: 'ACA' removed from swaths of Medicaid.gov website, watchdog reports," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of unannounced

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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unannounced

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unannounced

: surprising and unexpected : not having been announced or spoken about before

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