an·​nounce·​ment | \ ə-ˈnau̇n(t)-smənt How to pronounce announcement (audio) \

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web The announcement by the Russian general comes just days after Finland – which shares a border with Russia – and Sweden formalized their bids to join NATO’s military alliance. Caitlin Mcfall, Fox News, 20 May 2022 The announcement comes just days before Tuesday’s GOP primary for governor. Greg Bluestein, ajc, 20 May 2022 The announcement of the new venue comes one week after FPC Live dropped plans for a 108,000-square-foot site with a 4,000-capacity room and an 800-capacity room that was to be built near Maier Festival Park. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 May 2022 The announcement comes on the heels of a big year for Lyre’s. Kate Dingwall, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The announcement comes as Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old charged in connection with the killing, has been indicted by a grand jury and will remain in custody after a brief court appearance on Thursday. Timothy Bella, Washington Post, 18 May 2022 The announcement comes as part of a first-look production agreement with Universal. Rebecca Rubin, Variety, 17 May 2022 The announcement comes after Netflix reported a loss of 200,000 subscribers in the first quarter for the first time in more than a decade. Wendy Lee, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2022 Though China has had a stringent outbound travel policy and strict entry quarantines throughout the pandemic, last week’s announcement comes as the country has seen an uptick in interest in emigration amid the chaos of this year’s lockdowns. Quartz Staff, Quartz, 16 May 2022 See More

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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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25 May 2022

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“Announcement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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an·​nounce·​ment | \ ə-ˈnau̇n-smənt How to pronounce announcement (audio) \

Kids Definition of announcement

1 : the act of making known publicly
2 : a public notice of something a birth announcement

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