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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Synonyms for announcement


ad, advert [chiefly British], advertisement, bulletin, communiqué, notice, notification, posting, release

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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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The rest Some other notable CES announcements: EVGA got into sound cards. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about," 11 Jan. 2019 The 2019 Oscar nominations were announced this morning (January 22), with Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) making the announcement at a press conference in Los Angeles. Emma Dibdin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Oscar Nominations 2019: The Full List," 22 Jan. 2019 Alexander’s announcement triggered a scramble for candidates to replace him. Jonathan Mattise, The Seattle Times, "GOP Sen. Alexander of Tennessee not seeking 2020 re-election," 17 Dec. 2018 News reports that while other stars were cozying up in preparation of Friday’s nomination announcement, Cardi was in court to address a case regarding an alleged strip club fight. Tess Garcia, Teen Vogue, "Cardi B Learned About Her Grammy Nominations as She Left Court," 8 Dec. 2018 Previously, Middleton made the announcement of her new addition in her fitness column for Waitrose Weekend. Emily Wang, Glamour, "Pippa Middleton Has Reportedly Checked In to the Maternity Wing," 15 Oct. 2018 Exercise Freedom Guardian, originally planned for August, had already been suspended shortly after President Trump’s surprise announcement that ‘war games’ would be canceled following his recent summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Fox News, "2 more training exercises with South Korea suspended indefinitely," 2 Oct. 2018 The MetTaskforce, which contains the Mounted Branch of London's Metropolitan Police, took to Twitter on Wednesday to make a somber announcement. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "A Horse That Often Escorted Queen Elizabeth Has Sadly Died," 4 Jan. 2019 Naturally, seeing Janel and Lana back together on the red carpet has renewed our excitement for the To All the Boys sequel, which Lana and Noah Centineo confirmed in a cute video announcement back in December. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "The "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" Cast Reunited at Lana Condor's "Deadly Class" Premiere," 4 Jan. 2019

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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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excited commotion or publicity

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