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English noun: herald

1. herald (person) (formal) a person who announces important news


SamplesThe chieftain had a herald who announced his arrival with a trumpet.


Synonymstrumpeter


Broader (hypernym)courier, messenger


Domain usageformality

2. herald (communication) something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone


Synonymsforerunner, harbinger, precursor, predecessor


Broader (hypernym)indicant, indication


English verb: herald

1. herald (communication) foreshadow or presage


Synonymsannounce, annunciate, foretell, harbinger


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)tell

2. herald (communication) praise vociferously


SamplesThe critics hailed the young pianist as a new Rubinstein.


Synonymsacclaim, hail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)applaud

3. herald (communication) greet enthusiastically or joyfully


Synonymshail


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)greet, recognise, recognize









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