Definition Of heralds
a person or thing viewed as a sign that something is about to happen.
they considered the first primroses as the herald of spring
an official employed to oversee state ceremony, precedence, and the use of armorial bearings, and to make proclamations, carry ceremonial messages, and oversee tournaments.
The following day she was proclaimed by heralds with flourishes of trumpets at various places in London, to the stony disapproval of the citizens.
an official messenger bringing news.
be a sign that (something) is about to happen.
the speech heralded a change in policy