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 run-up included a nearly 5% increase since Nike's announcement of the campaign on Labor Day 2018, which added nearly $6 billion to the company's market value. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Colin Kaepernick's Nike ad wins an Emmy for outstanding commercial," 16 Sep. 2019 In July, after Maduro held a sham election for the constituent assembly, Rubio preëmpted another White House announcement of sanctions, this time against Maduro himself. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, "The Fight for the Latino Vote in Florida," 16 Sep. 2019 That is to say, there could be a dozen or more good explanations for why there has been no public announcement of a McCabe indictment. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment," 14 Sep. 2019 Firman talked about leaving his position for months before the Wednesday announcement of his impending resignation, Denver Public Safety Director Troy Riggs said at a news conference Thursday. Elise Schmelzer, The Denver Post, "“Wasn’t suited to be sheriff”: Patrick Firman’s resignation follows years of lacking respect, ongoing jail trouble," 13 Sep. 2019 Thursday’s announcement of lower rates was coupled with news that the ECB would relaunch its program of quantitative easing starting Nov. 1, the day Christine Lagarde is expected to move into Draghi’s office. Eric J. Lyman, Fortune, "Outgoing ECB Chief Mario Draghi Managed to Anger the Germans and Donald Trump with an Interest Rate Cut," 12 Sep. 2019 The announcements, of course, coincided with the times planes commandeered by terrorists struck one World Trade tower, then the other. Jennifer Brett, ajc, "Atlanta airport goes quiet and still in memory of 9/11," 11 Sep. 2019 The announcement of the package tour, presented by Harley-Davidson, heralds new music from the three bands, all of whom first found success in the 1990s with upbeat, melodic rock anthems (and the occasional ballad) that ruled MTV and radio airwaves. John Wenzel, The Know, "Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer are coming to Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in 2020," 10 Sep. 2019 Monday’s Channel 8 announcement about Stokes’ hiring said. Mark Dawidziak,, "Alex Stokes — Louis Stokes’ granddaughter — joins WJW Channel 8 news team," 9 Sep. 2019

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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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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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