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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Milestone: Hamline University sports information director Dave Wright, 66, is beginning his 50th year as a high school sports public address announcer. Charley Walters, Twin Cities, "Charley Walters: Look for Vikings, Dalvin Cook to run ball against Falcons," 7 Sep. 2019 One of a kind as an announcer, Cosell was the rare analyst who never played or coached the game. Washington Post, "A look at iconic announcers in NFL history," 24 Aug. 2019 Allen, a couple weeks shy of his 60th birthday and just five months into a dream job as the Tigers’ public address announcer at Comerica Park, has Stage 4 bile duct cancer. Anthony Fenech, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers PA announcer staring down cancer with unshakable faith," 16 Aug. 2019 Wrona was named as the Santa Anita announcer in March, 2016, by then general manager Joe Morris. John Cherwa, Los Angeles Times, "Racing! Michael Wrona is back," 3 Aug. 2019 Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden served as the announcers. Katherine Schaffstall, The Hollywood Reporter, "Emmys: Adam Sandler Nominated for First 'SNL' Hosting Gig," 16 July 2019 Since 1991, George Shea, has served as announcer for the competition, often introducing competitors in an overly floral, irreverent style. Currie Engel, Time, "Joey Chestnut Claims 12th Title at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest," 4 July 2019 During the pilot shoot, with Sam nowhere to be found, Bash dons a tuxedo, lovingly smears glitter on his eyelids and steps into his dream role as GLOW’s announcer. Judy Berman, New York Times, "What to Remember Before ‘GLOW’ Comes Back for Season 2," 25 June 2018 Hire some former band directors as announcers to break down the performances. Ron Higgins,, "Here's a few more changes the SEC needs to push," 5 June 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 How to pronounce announcer (audio) \

Kids Definition of announcer

: a person who gives information on television or radio

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