herald Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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heraldverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈher.əld/ formal
to be a ​sign that something ​important, and often good, is ​starting to ​happen, or to make something ​publiclyknown, ​especially by ​celebrating or ​praising it: The president's ​speech heralds a new ​era in ​foreignpolicy. This ​drug has been heralded as a ​majorbreakthrough in the ​fight against ​breastcancer.

heraldnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈher.əld/
formal a ​sign that something will ​happen, ​change, etc.: If this first ​opera of the ​season is a herald (= ​sign) of what is to come, we can ​expectgreat things. in the past, a ​person who ​carriedimportantmessages and made ​announcements
(Definition of herald from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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heraldverb [T]

 us   /ˈher·əld/
to ​announce or ​signal that something is ​approaching: The ​tradeagreement heralded a new ​era of ​economic development.
(Definition of herald from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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