Definition of unannounced in English:



  • 1Not made known; not publicized.

    ‘they want their identities to remain publicly unannounced’
    ‘the company has justified its recent unannounced addition of large amounts of chlorine to its water’
    • ‘They are unannounced contenders for the Democratic nomination.’
    • ‘In that capacity, he also held the Secret Vote - the unannounced appropriations for the secret intelligence services.’
    • ‘His departure, after six years in the job, went unannounced.’
    • ‘I'm aware that the past week has been the longest unannounced hiatus I've taken from posting since this site started.’
    • ‘Twenty years were needed for my next six films to be produced, the last two in the strange conditions of an unannounced war.’
    • ‘The yet unannounced venue has a capacity of only 1000, so get tickets quick for what will be one of the most amazing shows this year.’
    • ‘Maybe the nastygram I sent resulted in an unannounced free month?’
    • ‘The show, one of a series of unannounced public rehearsals, is a challenge for audience and band alike.’
    • ‘And staff have to practice it from time to time in an unannounced way.’
    • ‘Taylor's unannounced departure marked his first known travel to a war zone outside the city since the rebel siege began.’
    • ‘It turned out to be an unannounced dancing lesson - all for no charge!’
    • ‘Anyway, Hans is headed off to a new but as yet unannounced gig.’
    • ‘Law slipped out of Boston unannounced and secretly traveled to Rome.’
    • ‘The IRC said it was very difficult to remain informed as to the fortunes of immigrants who leave the country unannounced.’
    • ‘Part of their appeal is that spy satellites are supposed to travel over their target areas unannounced and undiscovered.’
    • ‘Around 20 officers will be mounting action days throughout July stopping vehicles in unannounced locations.’
    • ‘His daughter Margaret is writing a book about her unusual childhood and a biography by Paul Alexander is seeping unannounced into bookstores.’
    • ‘I want them to think they will get swift, unannounced and violent death.’
    1. 1.1 Without previous notice or arrangement and therefore unexpected.
      ‘he arrived unannounced’
      • ‘Groups singing carols and folk songs to the beat of local musical instruments would arrive unannounced at any time of the night.’
      • ‘The authority regulates all clinics by routine annual inspections, plus unannounced inspections, in an effort to keep mistakes to a minimum.’
      • ‘He said the unannounced check found that the tills were short of money, which he replaced from other funds, and several delivery dockets were missing.’
      • ‘He showed up unannounced at the home of Copenhagen's prima ballerina and insisted he be allowed to dance Cendrillon for her.’
      • ‘It was an unannounced addition by the actors to the ordinary programme of the day.’
      • ‘Lancashire already has 60 lay visitors who turn up unannounced in police stations across the county to check on detainee treatment and conditions.’
      • ‘Farm inspections under most schemes should be unannounced.’
      • ‘If the fish have got used to the sudden onset of winter that arrived unannounced last week, then some good sport can be expected from the roach population of the waters below the city.’
      • ‘One day he stormed into my office unannounced and unexpected.’
      • ‘And, although they didn't know it, their parents had decided to make the big day even more perfect by turning up for the wedding unannounced.’
      • ‘And I had moved out of an apartment I rented from him because he kept coming in uninvited, unannounced.’
      • ‘Mobile teams can arrive unannounced and undertake actions that are not normally expected of your average officer.’
      • ‘He said the inspectors, who arrived unannounced, toured maintenance workshops and asked questions.’
      • ‘Dad used to turn up unannounced and stay for about three days.’
      • ‘Members of White Watch at Bransholme Fire Station were stunned when Mr Prescott turned up unannounced in front of the building on Saturday morning.’
      • ‘Because of what folk have seen on the streets, complaints have been made and as a result we have twice had unannounced checks carried out by Trading Standards officers.’
      • ‘All 54 public acute hospitals were audited in unannounced inspections during the summer and graded as good, fair and poor.’
      • ‘You drop in at a friend's place one evening unannounced.’
      • ‘No, when they want to bring things up they drop around unannounced for a chat.’
      • ‘But to come in unannounced, and make an insensitive comment like that so early on, was nothing short of an insult to the dead and suffering.’