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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As the Taylors recount, banks were heavily regulated during the local bank's early years, with bank examiners, often unannounced, showing up and asking to confirm the balance in cash accounts. Jim Riccioli, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Banking has changed in the last 75 years. And Waukesha State Bank has changed with it.," 27 June 2019 The gala will take place Oct. 15 at Cipriani 42nd Street, with as yet-unannounced celebrities set to perform and present awards. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "TJ Martell Foundation Sets 44th New York Honors Gala, Will Honor Michael Kushner, Mike O'Neill and Sarah Trahern," 26 June 2019 Preece made his an unannounced visit one that fans wouldn’t soon forget. Shawn Courchesne, courant.com, "Preece surprises Stafford crowd, wins Twisted Tea Open Modified race," 15 June 2019 After all, $10 million should buy an unannounced visit or two. Scott Craven, azcentral, "Kanye West gave $10M to Roden Crater: 6 things to know about James Turrell's Flagstaff art project," 12 June 2019 The five-member board on Tuesday found Kimmerling guilty of three parole violations: On Oct. 31, a parole official made an unannounced visit and found a bowl of Halloween candy in his home. Vic Ryckaert, Indianapolis Star, "Man who crusaded against gay adoption admits to molesting four more children, all but one in foster care," 24 Apr. 2019 But the company made sure to tell developers of current and future apps to brace for a full transition at an as-yet-unannounced time in the future. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "VMWare Fusion 11 adds support for Core i9 MacBook Pro and 18-core iMac Pro," 25 Sep. 2018 But, having appeared in the epic music video to the song last year alongside Queen B, Serena is soon revealed from behind the wall, arriving onto the stage completely unannounced and standing atop of a bus. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Serena Williams Made a Surprise Beyoncé Cameo on 'Lip Sync Battle' With Brooklyn Decker," 29 Jan. 2019 Then, a few days later, the exterminator showed up unannounced and sprayed the apartment for bugs. Alyssa Fiorentino, House Beautiful, "I Tried A Spell Kit In My Home, And Now I'm Having The Best Dreams Ever," 24 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of unannounced

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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