Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not having been announced.
  • adjective Being without advance notice; unexpected.

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  • adjective Not announced

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  • adjective without warning or announcement

Etymologies

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un- +‎ announced

Examples

  • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad contrasted his trip with what he called the unannounced stealth visits of other VIPs, namely U.S. officials.

    CNN Transcript Mar 3, 2008

  • But the central DNA of television situation comedy is all here: the neighbor who bursts in unannounced, the schemes that don't work, the husband who thinks he knows best but often doesn't.

    If A TV Show Turns 50 And No One Notices...

  • But the central DNA of television situation comedy is all here: the neighbor who bursts in unannounced, the schemes that don't work, the husband who thinks he knows best but often doesn't.

    If A TV Show Turns 50 And No One Notices...

  • An April 2005 memo prohibited certain unannounced inspections.

    Inspectors Rarely Surprised Oil Rigs

  • Gen. Lane (Michael Ironside) and Lucy Lane (Peyton List) drop in unannounced for Thanksgiving, which is nice for Lois but not so nice for Clark at all.

    November Sweeps Roundup: Week 1

  • But the central DNA of television situation comedy is all here: the neighbor who bursts in unannounced, the schemes that don't work, the husband who thinks he knows best but often doesn't.

    If A TV Show Turns 50 And No One Notices...

  • For me, it seems to slip in unannounced in the early pages that turn into a novel.

    Voice Lessons?

  • In any event, the [White House] official said, the arrest of terror suspects, even when unannounced, is often quickly detected by their families and associates.

    08/13/2004

  • So today, according to FOX News, Rumsfeld drops in unannounced at a Pentagon press briefing to praise himself for the "leaked" memo.

    IsThatLegal?

  • Little Red bursts in unannounced, and, in a surplus of pubescent disgust and egotism, decides the event is all about her and has Grandma's lover killed.

    August 14th, 2002

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