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


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

The announcement of Xi’s visit builds on a sudden flurry of diplomatic activity related to North Korea, after months of inactivity and backsliding. Washington Post, "China’s Xi to visit North Korea as both countries lock horns with United States," 17 June 2019 The Badgers United group will focus on advocating for more state funding and work to educate the public on the economic impact UW-Madison has on the state, according to an announcement Monday. Devi Shastri, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Culver, Selig, Morgridges among big names behind Badgers United advocacy group for UW-Madison," 17 June 2019 Last year Renteria was extended through at least 2020 without an announcement. Paul Sullivan,, "Rebuild vs. Rebuild: Comparing the 2019 White Sox with the 2014 Cubs," 16 June 2019 And Governor Steve Bullock postponed the announcement of his presidential campaign for a true test of personal endurance — the Advanced Placement exams his 17-year-old daughter had to take. Lisa Lerer,, "‘Who’s taking care of the kids?’ Is finally a question for dads on the trail, too," 16 June 2019 Even while living in a culture where every other day there’s an announcement of a new television or movie revival, a Jodie spinoff is a concept that could actually benefit and influence a new generation of coming of age Black girls. Teen Vogue, "Tracee Ellis Ross Is Giving Jodie from "Daria" Her Own Spinoff About Her First Post-College Job," 14 June 2019 Other tech giants, such as Apple (AAPL) and Amazon (AMZN), have also made splashy announcements about expanding their US footprints in recent years, including Amazon's very public search for a second headquarters. Seth Fiegerman, CNN, "CNN Business Exclusive: With political scrutiny mounting, Google goes on job creation tour," 14 June 2019 The county’s announcement about the violations comes on the heels of a letter sent by the county’s health officer, Muntu Davis, to Garcetti’s office. Dakota Smith,, "Inspectors find deplorable conditions on L.A.’s skid row: Overflowing trash and burrowing rodents," 13 June 2019 The Helen Woodward Animal Center warned San Diego County residents Thursday to watch out for coyotes as the weather gets warmer, an announcement spurred by multiple coyote attacks and encounters in recent weeks. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Local animal shelter warns of possible coyote encounters as weather heats up," 13 June 2019

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First Known Use of announcement

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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20 Jun 2019

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The first known use of announcement was in 1781

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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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