an·nounce·ment | \ə-ˈnau̇n(t)-smənt \

Definition of announcement 

1 : the act of announcing something or of being announced

2 : a public notification or declaration

3 : a piece of formal stationery designed for a social or business announcement

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Examples of announcement in a Sentence

Many people were surprised by the government's announcement that there will be a cut in taxes. I heard an announcement on the loudspeaker saying that the store was closing in 10 minutes. The company president made an announcement about the merger. He asked us to pay attention because he had an important announcement to make. I saw their wedding announcement in the newspaper. They have been very busy since the announcement of their wedding.
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Despite the warm memories for shoppers like Lord, the April announcement that the store would close wasn’t a shock for many in the neighborhood. Lauren Zumbach,, "Chicago's last Sears to close for good Sunday," 13 July 2018 As The Post’s Damian Paletta also noted, the announcement was an example of Trump’s successful use of the presidential bully pulpit. Colby Itkowitz, Washington Post, "The Health 202: 'ACA' removed from swaths of website, watchdog reports," 12 July 2018 Thursday's announcement that a likely source of cosmic rays has been discovered by an observatory at the South Pole is only the most recent breakthrough to feature UW researchers. Mark Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW scientific advances include vitamins, growing human embryonic stem cells in lab," 12 July 2018 Tuesday's announcement and details in an accompanying grant notice were the first information the CMS has provided this year. Amy Goldstein, Anchorage Daily News, "Administration slashes grants to help Americans get Affordable Care Act coverage," 11 July 2018 Currently, the popular retailer only offers denim in extended sizes, so this collab announcement is a step forward for the brand. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "​Shop J.Crew​ x Universal Standard​'s New Size-Inclusive Fashion Line Right Now," 10 July 2018 But that announcement is only the beginning for Kavanaugh. Olivia B. Waxman, Time, "5 Reasons Why Supreme Court Nominations Have Failed," 10 July 2018 But Brooks says another big announcement is coming this summer directly from South Bend, and fans won't be disappointed once everything is revealed. Justin L. Mack, Indianapolis Star, "Garth Brooks teases big surprises and big reveals for massive Notre Dame Stadium concert," 10 July 2018 But the Saturday announcement via email was unusual for such a major step. NBC News, "Trump administration takes another swipe at Obamacare," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of announcement

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of announcement was in 1781

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English Language Learners Definition of announcement

: a written or spoken statement that tells people about something : public or formal words that announce something

: the act of officially telling people about something : the act of announcing something


an·nounce·ment | \ə-ˈnau̇n-smənt \

Kids Definition of announcement

1 : the act of making known publicly

2 : a public notice of something a birth announcement

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