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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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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Legendary New York Yankees public-address announcer Bob Sheppard was on the microphone for the game. Ben Steele, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Marquette's Wojciechowski played in 1994 McDonald's All-American Game at St. John's arena," 8 Feb. 2018 So, in summary: one of the pick announcers has a 100 percent chance of getting the name right, the other is Jeff Garcia. Bud Shaw,, "If No. 1 overall is still undecided the Browns are in real trouble -- Bud Shaw's Spinoffs," 24 Apr. 2018 The webcasts will include a combination of the TV and radio announcers pairing up with Brewers alumni. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Notes: Josh Hader's ability to transition to relieving made it easier to keep him there," 19 Feb. 2018 Getty ImagesJeff Kravitz Host of The Bachelor/announcer of the final rose/wrangler of contestants Chris Harrison has a new lady of his own in his life. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Who Is Chris Harrison's Girlfriend, Lauren Zima? She's Also In Bachelor Nation," 14 Feb. 2019 An announcer blares introductions happening off-camera—presumably far enough away from the Prince and Princess that their horseplay would go unnoticed. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "Prince Charles Pranking Princess Anne Is the Best Thing You'll See Today," 8 Nov. 2018 The stadium announcer claimed the bear, named Tina, would participate in the World Cup’s opening ceremony in Moscow in June. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Bear's performance before Russian soccer match condemned by animal-rights group," 17 Apr. 2018 The accomplishment is noted by the public address announcer. Kirk Kenney,, "Ten years later: The night Aztecs' Stephen Strasburg struck out 23 in a game," 11 Apr. 2018 Video of the incident, in which an announcer repeatedly asked over the speaker system for the women to leave the ring, went viral in Japan on Thursday. Anna Fifield,, "She tried to save a man’s life in the sumo ring, but was ordered away for being ‘unclean’," 5 Apr. 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
US : a person who describes a sports event for television or radio


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

Kids Definition of announcer

: a person who gives information on television or radio

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