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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Recent Examples on the Web Brendan Glasheen will serve as the Sun’s play-by-play announcer, Rebecca Lobo, Kim Adams and Monica McNutt will be color analysts while Robyn Brown stands as the sideline reporter. Sara Tidwell,, 13 May 2021 The Peacock live stream will feature NBC Sports' Paul Burmeister as the play-by-play announcer, former Irish wide receiver Corey Robinson as the analyst and current Notre Dame student Caroline Pineda as the sideline reporter. Tyler James, The Indianapolis Star, 26 Apr. 2021 Carson died in 2005, and his announcer and sidekick, Ed McMahon, died in 2009, leaving Severinsen the most prominent surviving face of that influential late-night show. New York Times, 28 Mar. 2021 Hextall, who worked at NESN from 2012-14, signed with ESPN last week and will become the first female NHL play-by-play announcer for a national outlet., 21 May 2021 Television play-by-play announcer Jim Paschke said Tuesday that his 35th season calling Milwaukee Bucks games would be his last, bringing a decorated career to an end. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 7 May 2021 But Collins, the Charlotte Hornets’ television play-by-play announcer, has served as the ideal conduit to introduce Ball and his dynamic play to a wide N.B.A. audience. Jonathan Abrams, New York Times, 4 May 2021 Rojas has spent most of the last 20 years as an MLB TV play-by-play announcer and has seen the needs of players up close. Evan Grant, Dallas News, 3 May 2021 Paul Allen, the Vikings’ play-by-play announcer, began the Rodgers talk Thursday morning by reporting the 49ers offered Green Bay a package that included the No. 3 pick, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and other picks and players. Eric Branch, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2021

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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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7 Jun 2021

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“Announcer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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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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