un·​her·​ald·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈher-əl-dəd How to pronounce unheralded (audio) , -ˈhe-rəl- \

Definition of unheralded

: not heralded: such as
a : not publicly acclaimed an unheralded film an unheralded opponent
b : coming or occurring without advance notice : unexpected … the faster the boat the less the risk of getting caught out in an unheralded gale or storm.— Peter Haward

Examples of unheralded in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Soviets were the dominant force in international hockey, while the Americans were a crew of mostly unheralded college kids who were seeded seventh in a 12-team field. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Mark Johnson stars in Miracle on Ice," 8 May 2020 When fans the world over marvelled at the silky skills of the Samba Boys in the late 20th century, the Santa Rosa native was the often-unheralded last line of defence. SI.com, "Neymar & the 6 Other Players to Win 100 or More Caps for Brazil," 10 Oct. 2019 Who are some unheralded SEC players who could be on the verge of emerging as stars this season? Matt Zenitz | Mzenitz@al.com, al, "SEC staffers identify players poised for breakout seasons," 27 Apr. 2020 The constant through all the wins: Bryant, an unheralded former Division II player from Minnesota who went on to win regional MVP. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "50 in 50: Unheralded Badgers clamp down en route to 2000 Final Four," 26 Apr. 2020 That meant the overnight cleaning crew — part of an unheralded labor force suddenly tasked with keeping millions of people safe from infection — could get to work. Washington Post, "24 hours inside the lives upended by coronavirus in the nation’s capital," 2 Apr. 2020 Though the clothes were designed by Pulitzer, most of the underlying prints were the creation of Suzie Zuzek (1920–2011), who until now has remained unheralded for her role. Ted Loos, WSJ, "The Unseen, Painterly Side of Lilly Pulitzer’s Beginnings," 29 Mar. 2020 The more turkeys and more accessible prime habitat available to Texans, the more potential for hunters to enjoy one of the state’s often-unheralded gems. Matt Wyatt, ExpressNews.com, "Spring turkey outlook: Prime conditions mean thriving jakes," 12 Mar. 2020 But this year, EForce Sports sent its squad of mostly unheralded recruits to Las Vegas and advanced to the quarterfinals, beating former national champion program Midwest Boom along the way. oregonlive, "Recruiting: New prospects emerge as Oregon-based EForce advances to quarterfinals of national 7-on-7 tournament," 5 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of unheralded

1864, in the meaning defined above

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“Unheralded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unheralded. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of unheralded

: not getting the praise or appreciation that is deserved
: happening without any warning

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