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.
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Recent Examples on the Web In conjunction with Osamu’s retirement announcement, Suzuki revealed a plan to invest $9.45 billion over the next five years in electrification. Peter Lyon, Forbes, "Osamu Suzuki To Retire After More Than 40 Years At Suzuki’s Helm," 27 Feb. 2021 The announcement was made days after Sen. Kim Hammer, R-Benton, filed a bill that would give lawmakers more options for terminating a statewide public health emergency declaration. Andy Davis, Arkansas Online, "State lets up on virus rules as cases drop," 27 Feb. 2021 As far as his potential retirement, Pujols said any official announcement will come in a more formal manner than an Instagram post. Jack Harris, Los Angeles Times, "Albert Pujols says he hasn’t decided if he’ll retire at end of season," 27 Feb. 2021 The happy announcement came via a spokesperson as well as their close friend, photographer Misan Harriman, who shared a beautiful new portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Wore a $30 Dress to FaceTime With Prince Harry—and It's Available for Pre-Order," 27 Feb. 2021 The historic announcement also marks the first time in Fortune 500 history that a Black CEO is succeeded at the top by another Black executive. CBS News, "TIAA names Thasunda Brown Duckett as CEO — first woman to helm financial giant," 26 Feb. 2021 That good news included an announcement that San Diegans working in emergency services; childcare and education; and food and agriculture would be eligible for a coronavirus vaccine starting Saturday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "San Diego’s Petco Park vaccine superstation to close yet again starting Saturday," 26 Feb. 2021 The union's announcement comes after Amazon quickly scaled up in the Des Moines metro and eastern Iowa last year. Tyler Jett, USA TODAY, "Could an Amazon union form in Iowa? The Teamsters say they're organizing employees.," 26 Feb. 2021 In fact, a couple of vehicles fell off the list as new figures became available in the days before the announcement. Star Tribune, "Green Choice list names vehicles that are least harmful to the planet," 26 Feb. 2021

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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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2 Mar 2021

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“Announcement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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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 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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