Herald - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈherəld|  American pronunciation of the word herald
Brit.  |ˈhɛr(ə)ld|  British pronunciation of the word herald
- (formal) a person who announces important news (syn: trumpeter)
the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet
- something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone (syn: forerunner, harbinger, precursor, predecessor)

verb

- foreshadow or presage (syn: announce, annunciate, foretell, harbinger)
- praise vociferously (syn: acclaim, hail)
- greet enthusiastically or joyfully (syn: hail)

Examples

The early flowers are heralds of spring.

Mercury was the herald of the Roman gods.

Rain heralds the arrival of spring.

The technology heralded a new age of space exploration.

A flash of lightning heralded torrential rain.

Flashing blue lights heralded the arrival of the police.

When it opened, the hospital was heralded as a new way forward in nursing care.

the chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet

...my herald of the morn is my cat, sticking his paw in my face to wake me up...

The king's herald walked before.

a herald chosen for his sonorous voice

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: herald
he/she/it: heralds
present participle: heralding
past tense: heralded
past participle: heralded
noun
singular: herald
plural: heralds
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