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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His previous positions included stints as a radio talk show host, professional boxing announcer, and the radio voice of Brockton High School sports. Johanna Seltz,, "Grieving Brockton City Council will choose acting mayor," 9 July 2019 Hockey moves fast and all of its play-by-play announcers need to keep up. Stephen Whyno, The Denver Post, "Doc is in: Emrick not slowing down in his dream job," 4 June 2019 And there's a team of knowledgeable announcers and color commentators calling the action, several of whom have driven in the race. Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver, "Everything You Need to Know about the Indianapolis 500," 25 May 2019 The women strut out in their semi-finest while an announcer reads a couple of wacky facts. Rebecca Farley,, "The Proposal Is A Disturbing Anti-Women Episode Of Next," 19 June 2018 In order to replicate the height of a professional punter’s kicks, Frank would then climb atop the announcer’s booth at a Redwood City area school to punt to Julian. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "How Julian Edelman’s fights with dad helped him go from Redwood City to Patriots star," 27 June 2019 Bucks play-by-play announcer Jim Paschke will moderate. Grace Connatser, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Bucks to host 'Empowering Women Through Sports' discussion before World Cup game Friday," 26 June 2019 John Mason, the Palace public address announcer, introduces the Pistons starting lineup for the final time at the Palace. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "Palace of Auburn Hills to be demolished this fall," 24 June 2019 The video then cuts to the finish line with the announcer noting that Follow the Petals had collapsed. Alex Sundby, CBS News, "Horse collapses and dies during Maryland race just after taking the lead," 18 June 2019

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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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