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 Garoppolo was an unheralded quarterback from Eastern Illinois, a FCS school. oregonlive, "San Francisco 49ers’ Jimmy Garoppolo vows to help Trey Lance adjust to the NFL," 4 May 2021 Under Guardiola, City has been caught cold by a youthful and unheralded Monaco, and then blown apart by a surging and hungry Liverpool. New York Times, "Manchester City Gets One Step Closer to Its Ultimate Purpose," 4 May 2021 Thought the unheralded American Athletic Conference guy was a better fit. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, "In race to grade NFL Draft, why wait?," 29 Apr. 2021 As California gears up for what could be another destructive fire season, the state’s firefighting agencies have a powerful tool at their disposal that has gone somewhat unheralded: the largest wildfire camera network in the world. Kellie Hwang, San Francisco Chronicle, "This massive network of wildfire cameras helps California save lives," 29 Apr. 2021 The unheralded and unglamorous art of police training might not, either. Eddie Pells, Star Tribune, "Gold-medal project: Judo seeks solutions in police training," 22 Apr. 2021 So is an unheralded and underrated Denver from the Big East, and then there is Maryland, which has as much balance as Virginia or North Carolina. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Mike Preston: ACC has turned into a super conference for lacrosse | COMMENTARY," 17 Apr. 2021 Garrett Whitlock is the most surprising player on a highly surprising team, an unheralded find who has been as dominant as nearly any reliever in baseball. BostonGlobe.com, "How a former Rookie of the Year helped the Red Sox snag revelation Garrett Whitlock," 16 Apr. 2021 Long before the Montgomery bus boycott catapulted Martin Luther King Jr. into national prominence, the Black church in the South had been waging unheralded demonstrations and legal challenges against the tyranny of Jim Crow. Matthew Sitman, The New Republic, "Whither the Religious Left?," 15 Apr. 2021

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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 16 May. 2021.

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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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