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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After the first showing at 10 a.m. local time, an announcer said Lagerfeld would appear for the second presentation at noon. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Karl Lagerfeld Missed the Final Bow at the Chanel Couture Shows," 22 Jan. 2019 The first person is Alex Faust, a 28-year-old hockey announcer for the LA Kings. Megan Friedman, Country Living, "Alex Trebek Says He Might Retire From Hosting ‘Jeopardy!’," 30 July 2018 In time, Harper’s duties shifted to largely serving as a staff announcer. Bob Goldsborough,, "Jerry Harper, longtime WBBM-Ch. 2 announcer with signature voice, dies at 90," 24 June 2018 Like somebody calling you in the middle of the night and reading the police reports out of the paper in Barstow or Pahrump, like a radio announcer in a long war. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Publishing the Best of the Desert: An Interview With Ken Layne," 25 Apr. 2018 NBC Sports Philadelphia confirmed that longtime play-by-play announcer Marc Zumoff and analyst Alaa Abdelnaby would return to call Sixers games next season. Rob Tornoe,, "Sixers sideline reporter Molly Sullivan out at NBC Sports Philadelphia," 20 June 2018 Play-by-play announcer Mike Emrick and analysts Eddie Olczyk and Pierre McGuire will be on the call. Jonas Shaffer,, "Stanley Cup Final: Where to watch Capitals vs. Golden Knights in Baltimore," 26 May 2018 The new members are play-by-play announcer Joe Tessitore along with analysts Jason Witten and Booger McFarland. Joey Morona,, "ESPN adds three to 'Monday Night Football' broadcast team," 10 May 2018 Minervini in the booth Craig Minervini made his season debut at the Marlins’ play-by-play announcer on Monday night on Fox Sports Florida. Matthew Defranks,, "With Dan Straily back, left-hander Dillon Peters shifted to Marlins bullpen," 30 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 \

Kids Definition of announcer

: a person who gives information on television or radio

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to express emotion in a dramatic way

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