Definition of unheralded in US English:



  • Not previously announced, expected, or recognized.

    • ‘A talented player is often overshadowed by a future Hall of Famer on his own team, and an otherwise noteworthy performance may go 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.’
    • ‘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 it'll be a stealth addition, unheralded here.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘This increase acknowledges the valuable and unheralded work done by carers and demonstrates our commitment to them,’ she said.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most remain anonymous, caught in a netherworld between the military and the private sector, unheralded and unknown.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The changes included in the recent Criminal Justice Bill were unheralded, reversed government policy and were not announced to Parliament.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘True, he is still no giant, but we have now been introduced to yet another previously unheralded ordinary man.’
    • ‘Even the most obscure projects from unheralded directors are finding an audience.’
    • ‘But somehow, completely unheralded, this unknown developer has managed to create a game which transcends the ones it copied.’
    • ‘A scratchy burst of static warns me that an announcement is about to burst in, unheralded, on my loud speaker.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    unknown, unfamiliar, new, little known, undiscovered, obscure, nameless, unsung, groundbreaking
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