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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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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“Announcer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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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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