announcement

noun
an·​nounce·​ment | \ ə-ˈnau̇n(t)-smənt How to pronounce announcement (audio) \

Essential Meaning of announcement

1 : a written or spoken statement that tells people about something : public or formal words that announce something 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. See More ExamplesThe 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. Our program will pause now for a brief commercial announcement. [=a television or radio commercial]Hide
2 : the act of officially telling people about something : the act of announcing something They have been very busy since the announcement of their wedding. We had to leave before the announcement of the winners. [=before the winners were announced]

Full 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 Sports and entertainment conglomerate AEG, the owner and operator of the arena, and the cryptocurrency exchange made the announcement Tuesday. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 18 Nov. 2021 At the Drew League championship in 2017, with Bryant and actor Jamie Foxx in attendance, Smiley made an announcement about a gift for a special guest. Los Angeles Times, 17 Nov. 2021 In his new role, Noon will report to Walt Disney Television chairman of entertainment Dana Walden, who made the announcement on Wednesday. Michael Schneider, Variety, 17 Nov. 2021 Carlson made the announcement on his Instagram account after having the procedure completed earlier in the day in Pensacola, Fla., at the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Tom Green | Tgreen@al.com, al, 16 Nov. 2021 Guillen, of Rio Grande City, made the announcement at a news conference in Floresville alongside Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dade Phelan. Cayla Harris, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Nov. 2021 The Port of San Diego, which oversees Harbor police, has not made any announcement about a permanent appointment to fill the chief’s position or candidate search. David Hernandez, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2021 The prime minister made the announcement in a voice message on social media after the Southeast Asian country has required lengthy quarantine for more than 18 months. CNN, 14 Nov. 2021 The association made an announcement Thursday that all game times would change. Brooks Sutherland, The Enquirer, 12 Nov. 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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21 Nov 2021

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“Announcement.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/announcement. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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More Definitions for announcement

announcement

noun
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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