announcement

noun
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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Synonyms for announcement

Synonyms

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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Recent Examples on the Web

On the heels of the announcement that Meghan is taking on four new royal patronages, the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry stepped out in Birkenhead to visit a few local organizations and to shine a spotlight on the area. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, "Prince Harry Reveals That He Practices Meditation Daily," 15 Jan. 2019 But that wasn’t the biggest part of the announcement. Alissa Walker, Curbed, "The good, the bad, and the ugly of self-driving cars in 2018," 27 Dec. 2018 Despite this spate of announcements, the Bay Area still reigns supreme. Rani Molla, Recode, "Amazon, Apple and others are expanding out of major tech cities — but mostly to other major tech cities," 20 Dec. 2018 Keep up with major news outlets like the New York Times and France24 for the latest announcements. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and More Closed Saturday Ahead of Paris’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Protests," 7 Dec. 2018 These issues provide an intriguing backdrop for today's announcement that one of the closest stars to Earth has a super-Earth companion. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Sun’s closest solo star may have company," 14 Nov. 2018 Donnelly, Heitkamp, Manchin, along with Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones were invited to White House for Trump's Supreme Court announcement, but all declined the invitation, sources told Fox News. John Roberts, Fox News, "Trump has chosen his Supreme Court nominee, source says," 2 Oct. 2018 In years past, Apple has often (but not always) had a second fall event in October for additional hardware announcements, and this may fall into that territory. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "What to Expect From Apple's 2018 iPhone Event," 5 Sep. 2018 Recently, the supermodel updated fans with an important announcement: their family was growing by one! Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "'The Voice' Coach John Legend Is 'Not Thrilled' About the New Member of His Family," 23 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of announcement

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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11 Apr 2019

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The first known use of announcement was in 1781

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announcement

noun

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

announcement

noun
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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