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

Examples of unannounced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bili goes anyway, arriving at her grandmother’s apartment unannounced and just in time for dinner. Zoë Hu, The New Republic, "Crazy Sad Asians," 27 Aug. 2019 Mary Louise shows up at Jane’s work unannounced, and something seems a little off: Her sentences are jagged, each word seemingly trying to dodge the next one coming after it. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Big Little Lies season 2, episode 3 recap: Hail Renata, the Medusa of Monterey," 24 June 2019 Following Matt’s arrest, Gina detailed an alleged argument, in court documents obtained by The Blast, that began around 2 a.m., when Matt showed up at Gina’s Orange County home unannounced. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "RHOC Star Gina Kirschenheiter's Ex Pleads Not Guilty to Domestic Violence Charges: Report," 7 Sep. 2019 The singer has been gracing New York her talent as of late, popping up for an unannounced performance at the famed Stonewall Inn in June to wish the crowd at the site of the LGBTQ rights landmark a happy Pride Month. Marianne Garvey, CNN, "Taylor Swift announces Central Park performance," 31 July 2019 But when the home was finished, everyone was happy, including Wright, who showed up unannounced one day after the Buehlers had settled in. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, "Follow Frank Lloyd Wright’s footsteps in Bay Area home tour," 17 July 2019 Roche then showed up unannounced at the Infowars headquarters in Austin, Texas. James Pogue, Harper's magazine, "The Myth of White Genocide," 10 June 2019 After the issue was noticed, most (but not all) of the videos made a sudden, unannounced return early on August 20. Andrew Norton, Ars Technica, "YouTube flags robot battle videos as “animal fights”," 22 Aug. 2019 Such are the perils and the joys of Don’t Tell Comedy, a series that launched three years ago in Los Angeles with a focus on shows in unlikely places with unannounced comedians. Jessica Gelt, latimes.com, "Stand-up comedy, super close up? Anything is possible at Don’t Tell," 8 July 2019

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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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English Language Learners Definition of unannounced

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

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not being in agreement or harmony

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