unheralded

adjective un·her·ald·ed \ ˌən-ˈher-əl-dəd , -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

First Known Use of unheralded

1864


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