an·​nounc·​er | \ə-ˈnau̇n(t)-sər \

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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Synonyms for announcer


emcee, host, MC

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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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The company’s announcers have refused to mention Saudi Arabia on recent live events and WWE’s website, as of Tuesday, only listed the date and time for the card . Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "WWE sticks with Saudi Arabia deal despite backlash from fans," 30 Oct. 2018 His daughters, cheerleaders Maria and Micalea, stood in the middle of the court as the announcer described Kemerling’s military experience. Katherine Lam, Fox News, "US soldier returns from deployment, surprises twin cheerleader daughters at Missouri basketball game," 2 Oct. 2018 Phil Simms, the announcer, said this is a disgrace, and the players were suspended. Eric Johnson, Recode, "‘The NFL is like a drug lord and football is like crack,’ says ‘Big Game’ author Mark Leibovich," 10 Sep. 2018 When one team name made light of the health condition that felled Wayne, an announcer stopped the tournament in its sandy tracks. Bryce Miller,, "Cover your ears: Over-the-Line evolves, but the raunchy team names remain," 14 July 2018 Cincinnati Reds radio announcer Marty Brennaman visited Kentucky Speedway to get some practice laps in the pace car. Cincinnati Enquirer,, "Q&A with ESPN NASCAR analyst Ricky Craven," 11 July 2018 After an event announcer teased a new Valve game, a logo flashed on the event's massive screens, followed by text: Artifact, The Dota Card Game. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, "Exclusive: Valve walks us through Artifact’s new demo, leaves us wanting more," 31 Aug. 2018 The reliever was introduced by the public address announcer as 36,000 fans in attendance began cheering and standing at Miller Park. Lukas Mikelionis, Fox News, "Josh Hader gets standing ovation just days after offensive tweets resurfaced," 23 July 2018 During introductions of Game 2 starters at Oracle Arena on Sunday night, Warriors fans cheered when the public address announcer called Cleveland guard J.R. Smith’s name. Jeff Zillgitt, USA TODAY, "Cavs' J.R. Smith receives rousing ovation from Warriors fans before Game 2," 3 June 2018

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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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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

: a person who describes a sports event for television or radio


an·​nounc·​er | \ə-ˈnau̇n-sər \

Kids Definition of announcer

: a person who gives information on television or radio

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