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 So for decades even this barrier breaking Black woman remained unknown and unheralded in history. David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Jan. 2022 In her first truly ambitious curatorial work, Chicago, Miriam Schapiro, and 21 other women artists drenched an old mansion in performance and visual art, all geared toward the uncompensated and unheralded work women traditionally do in the home. Jo Livingstone, The New Republic, 17 Sep. 2021 Roy Buchanan is an unheralded but not unknown blues guitarist. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 29 June 2022 The combination lays fertile ground for a great, often unheralded performer to shine, if only for a moment. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 27 May 2022 Adam Sandler plays a down-on-his luck basketball scout whose fortunes are on the verge of changing with the discovery of an unheralded prospect from Spain. Hau Chu, Washington Post, 8 June 2022 With no major political party backing him, however, Shellenberger struggled to gain traction in the primary, as did the two dozen other unheralded challengers. Phil Willon, Los Angeles Times, 7 June 2022 On a day of upsets in the Romeoville Sectional, Naperville Central’s quest for a Class 4A regional title ended with a 5-3 loss to unheralded Oswego at Waubonsie Valley. Patrick Z. Mcgavin, Chicago Tribune, 28 May 2022 Newest and most noteworthy were the miles-over-the-estimate hammers for untested, unheralded painters, more often than not women, often with aggressive galleries behind them but little museum credibility or public esteem. New York Times, 23 May 2022 See More

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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 13 Aug. 2022.

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