Definition of unheralded in English:



  • Not previously announced, expected, or acclaimed.

    ‘he was unwilling to make an unheralded entrance’
    • ‘Even the most obscure projects from unheralded directors are finding an audience.’
    • ‘True, he is still no giant, but we have now been introduced to yet another previously unheralded ordinary man.’
    • ‘‘This increase acknowledges the valuable and unheralded work done by carers and demonstrates our commitment to them,’ she said.’
    • ‘But it'll be a stealth addition, unheralded here.’
    • ‘If the new forwards add flash and dash, as the team expects, and if the unheralded defense gets the job done with a committee approach, the Leafs will be fine.’
    • ‘But it's for his unheralded behind the scenes charitable acts that the unassuming mega-millionaire is held is such high regard among people of his native county.’
    • ‘Elliott was an Alabama congressman, and the reason why I really wanted to write about him is that somewhat unheralded are the southern white moderates who did things to advance civil rights.’
    • ‘They've given me, and countless millions of music fans throughout the world, enormous pleasure, both live and on record, and their contributions have all too often been unheralded.’
    • ‘Their unheralded and impromptu performance delighted the locals and visitors lucky enough to catch it and has left others on watch for a repeat show.’
    • ‘The stuff he cares about - paying down the debt, better public school teachers, the reformation of HMOs - shows principle and a willingness to do unheralded work.’
    • ‘The unheralded team, despite 2-opening losses to the Ukraine and Spain, went on to win their next six matches and achieve automatic tournament qualification.’
    • ‘It is another thing entirely to do the hard, unheralded and ultimately more meaningful work of policing and directing the intelligence community over the long haul.’
    • ‘But somehow, completely unheralded, this unknown developer has managed to create a game which transcends the ones it copied.’
    • ‘Ten years ago, long before he won his first cap for Scotland or the Lions, Tom Smith turned up unannounced and unheralded at London Scottish's leafy ground in Richmond.’
    • ‘The changes included in the recent Criminal Justice Bill were unheralded, reversed government policy and were not announced to Parliament.’
    • ‘A talented player is often overshadowed by a future Hall of Famer on his own team, and an otherwise noteworthy performance may go unheralded.’
    • ‘Most remain anonymous, caught in a netherworld between the military and the private sector, unheralded and unknown.’
    • ‘A scratchy burst of static warns me that an announcement is about to burst in, unheralded, on my loud speaker.’
    • ‘You did one of the great unheralded films, ‘And the Band Played On.’’
    • ‘It will be recalled that he arrived unheralded, unknown, with no money, no proper running gear and no seconds for his first crack at the Washie last year.’
    unknown, unfamiliar, new, little known, undiscovered, obscure, nameless, unsung, groundbreaking
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