[ her-uhl-did ]
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  1. proclaimed or announced; publicized: Despite all the heralded breakthroughs in medicine over the last century, the human body remains largely a mystery.

  2. having its coming signaled or indicated; ushered in: The guerrilla fighters were not accustomed to pitched battles, nor to the trumpet-heralded attack.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of herald.

Origin of heralded

First recorded in 1840–45; herald + -ed2 for the adjective senses; herald + -ed1 for the verb sense

Other words from heralded

  • un·her·ald·ed, adjective

Words Nearby heralded

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How to use heralded in a sentence

  • Was Sir Hugh Wheeler aware of the proposed marriage, with all the terrible consequences that it heralded?

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Irregular spurts of musketry heralded the appearance of confused masses of armed men.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • heralded by the host, the Parisian then mounted the stairs to Monsieur de Condillac's apartments.

    St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
  • Play-writers heralded it on the stage, bestowing upon it the passport of literary sanction.

  • The Richmond (p. 377) papers published the news, and it was heralded through the North.

    The Boys of '61 | Charles Carleton Coffin.