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

Last year’s September announcement brought with it a new lineup of iPhones, as well as the Apple Watch Series 4 smartwatch. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Apple Is Set to Unveil New iPhones on Tuesday. Here's How and When to Watch," 9 Sep. 2019 Mallinckrodt’s announcement also came at the end of a week of tough pretrial rulings against all the corporate defendants in the Ohio case by Judge Polster. New York Times, "Major Drug Maker Is Close to Settling Case to Avert First Federal Trial in Opioid Crisis," 6 Sep. 2019 Kelly first made the announcement Normani would be joining her on The Voice with the cutest video on her Instagram. Allie Gemmill, Teen Vogue, "Kelly Clarkson Attempted Normani's Basketball Trick to Announce That She's Joining "The Voice"," 6 Sep. 2019 UCHealth’s announcement follows a similar one made by Vail Health earlier this year. Jessica Seaman, The Denver Post, "UCHealth pledges $100M toward mental health services in Colorado," 4 Sep. 2019 Wyden, a ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, made the announcement at Multnomah County’s Health Department, joined by county health Director Patricia Charles-Heathers, county Chairwoman Deborah Kafoury and Commissioner Sharon Meieran. oregonlive, "Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden announces plan to tax e-cigarettes," 4 Sep. 2019 The school made an announcement to staff and students on Tuesday and said a crisis intervention team will be on campus throughout the week, according to a Fremont Unified School District spokesperson. Erin Woo, The Mercury News, "UPDATE: What we know about the victims of the Santa Cruz Island boat fire," 3 Sep. 2019 Yesterday’s announcements came close on the heels of other measures, including cutting of taxes on foreign portfolio investors, revealed by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman last week. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Who gains from India’s new foreign investment norms?," 29 Aug. 2019 Trump’s announcements came after markets closed and are likely to influence stock markets in Asia when trading opens there Monday. Joe Mcdonald,, "Trump says U.S. companies ‘hereby ordered’ to start leaving China, both nations boost tariffs; Dow down more than 600 points; president calls Fed chair ‘enemy’," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of announcement

1781, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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12 Sep 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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