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

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Another unheralded American pulled off a major upset at Wimbledon on Monday. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Alison Riske: Who is unheralded American who upset No. 1 Ashleigh Barty at Wimbledon?," 8 July 2019 Ms Williams was one of the most accomplished competitors in the draw, but the unheralded Ms Rybarikova may prove an even stiffer test. J.s., The Economist, "Cori Gauff announces herself at Wimbledon," 2 July 2019 One of the Angels’ most unheralded pitchers, Ramirez had carved a niche for himself as manager Brad Ausmus’ long relief man. Maria Torres, latimes.com, "Angels’ Noe Ramirez made a quick fix and pitched himself into a bigger role," 28 June 2019 Days later, an unheralded rookie goaltender named Jordan Binnington was called up. Washington Post, "Fans pack downtown St. Louis to cheer on the champion Blues," 15 June 2019 Many pundits agree Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and former President Barack Obama Cabinet member Julián Castro, who had been relatively unheralded to this point, separated themselves from the field in Wednesday night's debate. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Democratic debate blog: Live updates on Pete Buttigieg's performance," 27 June 2019 Could the unheralded duo of Onwuasor and Board ultimately mitigate the pain of losing Mosley, who once seemed destined to go down as a Ravens institution? Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, "The most interesting Ravens player at every position heading into 2019 training camp," 24 June 2019 As the buzz about human-carting robo-taxis starts to short-circuit, an unheralded segment of the driverless future is taking shape and showing promise: goods-moving robo-vans. Matthew Boyle, latimes.com, "Self-driving delivery is coming to Walmart — but not directly to customers," 19 June 2019 The UCLA Bruins looked like national title contenders until unheralded Michigan took them out yesterday in the Super Regionals. oregonlive.com, "Down, down goes the Pac-12; OSU Beavers, Oregon Ducks look to next year: Diamonds & Dust," 10 June 2019

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First Known Use of unheralded

1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unheralded was in 1864

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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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