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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Recent Examples on the Web Smith, of Minneapolis, had a child with the woman and would stop by unannounced to see the child. Chao Xiong, Star Tribune, "Minneapolis man convicted of killing girlfriend's ex," 23 Dec. 2020 Curcillo recalled once in the mid-1970s showing up unannounced to an Ohio State practice with his father as the team was preparing to play USC in the Rose Bowl. Joe Noga, cleveland, "Tony Curcillo, Woody Hayes’ first quarterback at Ohio State, dies at 89," 12 Dec. 2020 The College Football Playoff pairings and any unannounced bowl invitations will be made on Dec. 20. Usa Today Sports Staff, USA TODAY, "College football COVID-19 update: Oklahoma-West Virginia canceled; Sooners have bye before Big 12 title game," 10 Dec. 2020 Meredith's dead husband, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey), kicked off what is turning into a season of surprise returns with an unannounced appearance in the premiere episode. Sandra Gonzalez, CNN, "Another familiar face returns to 'Grey's Anatomy'," 4 Dec. 2020 Those who weren’t lucky enough to snag one have been forced to watch their social media feeds and favorite websites like a hawk in hopes of catching an unannounced restock, or surprise inventory drop. oregonlive, "How to buy the PS5 restock happening Wednesday at Walmart, Black Friday at GameStop and randomly on Amazon, elsewhere (11/25/2020)," 25 Nov. 2020 Inspectors from the Health Department, sometimes accompanied by Detroit Police Department officers, will conduct unannounced inspections of businesses and schools. Omar Abdel-baqui, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit to enforce new Michigan COVID-19 restrictions, provide free testing to residents," 16 Nov. 2020 In recent years, state lenders unsuccessfully tried to support the collapsing lira with unannounced interventions in foreign-exchange markets, and the previous governor, Murat Uysal, presided over a series of surprise rate decisions. Kerim Karakaya, Bloomberg.com, "Turkey Central Bank Chief Said to Promise Greater Visibility," 12 Nov. 2020 The unannounced visit has underscored the close ties between the Tripoli government and Ankara. Samy Magdy, ajc, "UN: Libya’s rivals swap prisoners, part of cease-fire deal," 26 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of unannounced

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

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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 23 Jan. 2021.

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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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