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 The film is just the latest title to skip theaters -- and the announcement couldn't come at a worse time for the movie theater industry. Frank Pallotta, CNN, "Pixar's 'Soul' is skipping theaters for Disney+," 9 Oct. 2020 Friday’s announcement marks the latest coronavirus exposure location publicized by health officials in Anchorage. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Coronavirus infection cluster linked to Anchorage youth hockey tournament," 9 Oct. 2020 Health officials in the DMV area have advised residents who have worked in the White House over the past two weeks or who attended the Rose Garden announcement for Supreme Court pick Amy Coney Barrett to get tested for the coronavirus. Hallie Miller,, "Coronavirus in Maryland: 5 takeaways from the week," 9 Oct. 2020 In a statement reacting to the award announcement, Beasley affirmed his organization’s stance that global peace and food security go hand in hand. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, "World Food Program Wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize," 9 Oct. 2020 Former Windsor teacher of the year Kate Freeman, who is a member of the state’s selection committee and attended Friday’s announcement, recused herself from voting but said Brown’s devotion to students stood out during the selection process. Steven Goode,, "Windsor celebrates as teacher of the year, para-educator of the year both named from district," 9 Oct. 2020 Check out some of Rowland’s gorgeous maternity photos here, and see Trainor’s sweet ultrasound announcement here. Gab Ginsberg, Billboard, "The 13 Best Things That Happened in Music This Week (October 9)," 9 Oct. 2020 Yelp's announcement has been met with criticism concerning what the criteria would be for an alert appearing on a business's page. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "Yelp announces ‘racist behavior alert’ for businesses," 9 Oct. 2020 While the Premier League said in its statement that clubs agreed to the additional measures to enable all fans to watch their teams live, Friday’s announcement drew quick criticism from a top pundit at Sky. Colin Keatinge,, "Premier League Fans Face Pay-Per-View Charge for BT, Sky Matches," 9 Oct. 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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15 Oct 2020

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“Announcement.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 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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