an·​nounce·​ment ə-ˈnau̇n(t)-smənt How to pronounce announcement (audio)
: the act of announcing something or of being announced
: a public notification or declaration
: a piece of formal stationery designed for a social or business announcement

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 Barra’s announcement is a major setback for the company, which had been competing with Alphabet’s Waymo to become the main provider of driverless taxis in the US. Morgan Meaker, WIRED, 29 Nov. 2023 Using data from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Rhodium Group, a research firm, the Treasury researchers looked at clean energy project announcements made before and after Democrats passed the IRA along party lines in August 2022. Brian Cheung, NBC News, 29 Nov. 2023 The official remix announcement comes after the news that RM, Jimin, V and Jung Kook are getting ready to fulfill their military duties. Lauren Alvarez, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 This was immediately followed by the announcement of a Japanese tour with The Union starting in April 2024 and a birthday show on Awich’s birthday in December. Billboard Japan, Billboard, 27 Nov. 2023 The announcement came the morning after Swift performed the final date of her tour for 2023 Sunday night in Brazil. Chris Willman, Variety, 27 Nov. 2023 Israel's announcement came after Hamas freed 17 Israelis and foreign hostages under the deal. WSJ, 27 Nov. 2023 The announcement came the same day that jury selection started in the second-degree murder trial of a different Prince George’s County police officer, who was charged with fatally shooting a man six times in January 2020 while the man’s hands were cuffed behind his back. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, 27 Nov. 2023 White evangelical voters are seen as crucial to any potential DeSantis breakthrough, and the Trump campaign has sought to organize support among church leaders, announcing that their total faith leader endorsements topped 150 on the same afternoon that Mr. Vander Plaats made his announcement. Shane Goldmacher, New York Times, 27 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1512, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of announcement was in 1512

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“Announcement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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an·​nounce·​ment ə-ˈnau̇n(t)s-mənt How to pronounce announcement (audio)
: the act of announcing
: a public notice announcing something

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