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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Simons’ slam merited extra emphasis from the public-address announcer. Josh Robbins,, "Edgewater High alum Anfernee Simons enjoys solid NBA debut," 7 July 2018 Wright has served as the station's general manager since 2003 and has a background in sports play-by-play announcing, most recently being named the Texas A&M PA field announcer in 2017, according to the station. Matthew Martinez, star-telegram, "He threatened to burn down a Texas TV station, called journalist 'dead man walking,' authorities say," 3 July 2018 Here the audio from of the save from Iceland's announcer Guðmundur Benediktsson, who rose to prominence during Iceland's quarterfinal run at Euro 2016: Iceland next faces Nigeria on Friday while Argentina takes on Croatia on Thursday., "Watch: Messi Has Penalty Kick Saved By Iceland Goalkeeper at World Cup," 16 June 2018 In the end, the two teams tied 13-13 — but that was sort of an arbitrary score from game announcer Koechner. Aaron Randle, Conner Mitchell And Cortlynn Stark, kansascity, "'I have never seen baseball like this,' says umpire Al Roker at Big Slick game," 1 June 2018 As Caps fans everywhere rejoiced, there were some incredible reactions, including the play-by-play call from radio announcer John Walton – complete with his famous catchphrase. Michelle R. Martinelli, For The Win, "Hear D.C. radio's spectacular call of Capitals' win over Penguins, plus other amazing reactions," 8 May 2018 The announcers were having some fun with the kick rating it as a four and a half. Joseph Spears, Indianapolis Star, "Metta World Peace ejected from game after punting the ball into the crowd," 13 July 2018 When Ellis passed Oregon and then, steps from the finish line, blazed by Purdue, the ESPN announcers were just as shocked as the crowd. Jane Wester, charlotteobserver, "That incredible last-second win in the women's relay? One runner grew up in Charlotte," 11 June 2018 Giuliani, 74, a longtime New York Yankees fan, was in attendance with his son at the ballpark when the announcer wished him a happy birthday over the loudspeaker, Sports Illustrated reported. Kathleen Joyce, Fox News, "Rudy Giuliani gets chilly reception, booed at Yankee Stadium for birthday," 29 May 2018

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First Known Use of announcer

circa 1611, in the meaning defined above

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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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