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.
Recent Examples on the Web On Saturday, though, after Alabama scored its first touchdown of the season, a 5-yard pass from Young to Jermaine Burton, Stewart paid tribute to the long time play-by-play announcer. Mark Heim |, al, 3 Sep. 2022 Longtime voice of the Browns Jim Donovan will continue to serve as the play-by-play announcer on radio broadcasts throughout the preseason and regular season. Ashley Bastock, cleveland, 8 June 2022 Nail spent 29 seasons as a play-by-play announcer during the golden age of Razorbacks basketball. Matt Jones, Arkansas Online, 25 May 2022 Like every play-by-play announcer in the NBA, Bill Land carries a credential granting him access to his team’s home arena. Mike Finger, San Antonio Express-News, 18 Feb. 2022 Mike Gorman was named favorite local play-by-play announcer or color analyst (24 percent), while Eck was second (22 percent). Chad Finn,, 2 Sep. 2022 Johnson’s departure from CTSN comes a few weeks after it was announced that long-time play-by-play announcer Eli Gold was stepping away at least temporarily due to health concerns. Creg Stephenson |, al, 31 Aug. 2022 Bally Sports Ohio play-by-play announcer John Sadak said. Dave Clark, The Enquirer, 18 Aug. 2022 Kids Foundation luncheon was about the longtime play-by-play announcer of Crimson Tide football games. Michael Casagrande |, al, 3 Aug. 2022 See More

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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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“Announcer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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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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