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 addition to the job cuts, Monday’s announcement also included a change in its European leadership. Dallas News, "Data center operator CyrusOne to cut 55 jobs, citing ‘continued moderation in demand’," 13 Jan. 2020 Presumably, her spot went to Richard Jewell‘s Kathy Bates, who was more on the bubble going into Monday’s announcement. Lauren Huff,, "The most shocking snubs and surprises of the 2020 Oscar nominations," 13 Jan. 2020 Harry is set to attend a summit with the Queen, Prince Charles, and Prince William on Monday to discuss the implications of the announcement. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Was Reportedly "On the Brink" Just Before the Sussexes' Decision to Step Back from Royal Life," 12 Jan. 2020 The timing of the announcement also coincides with political turning points in the region. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for January 10: Iran, Brexit, infrastructure, China, Taiwan," 10 Jan. 2020 Pelosi’s announcement comes after she’s faced mounting pressure, even from within her own party, to end the impasse and forward the articles. Dustin Gardiner,, "Pelosi says she’s ready to send impeachment case against Trump to Senate," 10 Jan. 2020 And with that comes a slew of announcements about new computers, TVs, smartwatches, home security devices, and on. Popular Mechanics Editors, Popular Mechanics, "CES Editors’ Choice Awards: The Most Exciting Tech for 2020," 9 Jan. 2020 Kate's birthday comes on the heels of yesterday's surprising Sussex announcement. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton's Birthday Photo Is from the 2018 Cambridge Christmas Card Photo Shoot," 9 Jan. 2020 Kint also criticized the timing of Facebook's announcement, noting that Bickert is scheduled to appear before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Wednesday. Graham Kates, CBS News, "Facebook bans "deepfake" videos, with exceptions," 7 Jan. 2020

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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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17 Jan 2020

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“Announcement.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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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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