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 worry that had plagued me since his unannounced visit disappeared overnight. Crystal Ponti, Harper's BAZAAR, "What It's Actually Like To Be Stalked by Joe," 12 Feb. 2019 The engagement was previously unannounced and had no media present, so unfortunately there aren't any adorable photos of the couple getting into the holiday spirit together. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Secretly Attended a Christmas Reception Together," 7 Dec. 2018 The state health department conducts unannounced inspections when the clinics are being relicensed every four years, as well as inspections when complaints are filed. Christopher Keating, courant.com, "What Would Overturning Roe V. Wade Mean For Abortion Access In Connecticut?," 11 July 2018 And this morning, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge made an unannounced visit to the children's hospital, Evelina London. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Prince William and Duchess Kate Make a Surprise Appearance at a Children's Hospital," 11 Dec. 2018 The Duchess of Sussex made an unannounced visit to the award ceremony for a very special reason. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Presents Clare Waight Keller With the British Womenswear Designer of the Year Award," 10 Dec. 2018 And Baltimore is scrambling to figure out how to accommodate the unannounced appearance of hundreds of Bird scooters in recent weeks. Andrew J. Hawkins, The Verge, "How Bird plans to spread its electric scooters all over the world," 1 Aug. 2018 There were other similarities between the two visits, including Kim Jong Un's furtive, unannounced arrival aboard an armored train, which was first spotted at North Korea's border with China near the city of Dandong. Author: Steven Lee Myers, Jane Perlez, Anchorage Daily News, "Kim Jong Un met Xi Jinping in secret visit, China says," 28 Mar. 2018 There were other similarities between the two visits, including Kim Jong-un’s furtive, unannounced arrival aboard an armored train, which was first spotted at North Korea’s border with China near the city of Dandong. Steven Lee Myers And Jane Perlez, New York Times, "Kim Jong-un Met With Xi Jinping in Secret Beijing Visit," 27 Mar. 2018

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circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of unannounced

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

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