an·​nounc·​er | \ ə-ˈnau̇n(t)-sər How to pronounce announcer (audio) \

Definition of announcer

: one who announces: such as
a : a person who introduces television or radio programs, makes commercial announcements, or gives station identification
b : a person who describes and comments on the action in a broadcast sports event

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Examples of announcer in a Sentence

He works part-time as an announcer for a local radio station. The racetrack announcer said that the next race was about to start. The announcer said that the catcher had injured his shoulder.
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Recent Examples on the Web As the players took the field, the PA announcer also announced that the starting players on both sides would take a knee and partake in a moment of silence together in support of the Black Lives Matter message and movement. oregonlive, "Portland Thorns, North Carolina Courage players kneel together in protest during national anthem as NWSL returns," 27 June 2020 The 35-year-old interview, however, was between Daly and former Indianapolis Motor Speedway announcer Larry Henry. Jim Ayello, The Indianapolis Star, "Derek Daly secretly records Bob Lamey in effort to support Daly's lawsuits over use of a racial slur," 26 June 2020 The school typically holds the event at the Giants’ ballpark in China Basin; this time, the baseball flavor came from public-address announcer Renel Brooks-Moon offering a brief congratulatory message. Ron Kroichick,, "Mayor Breed delivers video speech to SF State graduates: ‘We need our young leaders now’," 18 June 2020 Following the news of Napear’s controversial tweet, former Kings players Matt Barnes and Chris Webber attacked the radio announcer on Twitter, calling him a racist. Andrew Mark Miller, Washington Examiner, "NBA announcer resigns and labeled 'closet racist' for tweet to former player saying 'all lives matter'," 3 June 2020 Indianapolis Colts announcer Bob Lamey knew him by name. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, "Indy native Jason Whitlock out at Fox Sports," 2 June 2020 Gulledge, son of longtime Rangers public address announcer Chuck Morgan, graduated from Mansfield before playing for Alabama in 1999-2000. Jeff Miller, Dallas News, "Inside Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer’s brief stint with the Fort Worth Cats and the diverse cast surrounding him," 31 May 2020 Jane Chastain was hired at CBS in 1974 and became the first female announcer on an NFL telecast that fall. Dallas News, "Denton native Phyllis George, an 'ultimate trailblazer’ for female sportscasters, dies at 70," 17 May 2020 Referees, ring announcer Bruce Buffer, other officials inside the octagon and the ring girl were unmasked., "Donald Trump Congratulates UFC for Restarting Sports," 12 May 2020

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First Known Use of announcer

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of announcer was circa 1611

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30 Jun 2020

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“Announcer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of announcer

: a person who gives information on television or radio
: a person who gives information in a public place (such as a store or airport) especially using a loudspeaker
US : a person who describes a sports event for television or radio


an·​nounc·​er | \ ə-ˈnau̇n-sər How to pronounce announcer (audio) \

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: a person who gives information on television or radio

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