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 As the broadcast signed off Sunday, the other announcer offered a final proclamation that sounded too familiar to fans of this franchise. Doug Lesmerises, cleveland, "Kevin Stefanek, err, Kevin Stefanski leading a Cleveland Browns team that needs to be known: Doug Lesmerises," 4 Oct. 2020 Louisville radio play-by-play announcer Paul Rogers recalled seeing only glimpses of greatness. Jonas Shaffer,, "Calling a game with Ravens QB Lamar Jackson is never boring. It’s also not easy.," 25 Sep. 2020 Mike Snee had a Philadelphia Flyers-New York Islanders playoff game on the TV last week when a string of last names uttered by the play-by-play announcer caught his attention. Randy Johnson, Star Tribune, "Led by Minnesota, influence of college hockey keeps growing in NHL," 9 Sep. 2020 There was also the raw emotion displayed by analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who serves as the network's top color commentator on broadcasts alongside play-by-play announcer Chris Fowler. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Kirk Herbstreit breaks down in tears during emotional message on racial injustice," 6 Sep. 2020 The Public Address announcer frequently reminds fans to follow the rules. Michael Mccleary, The Indianapolis Star, "Fans, with and without masks, take in limited-capacity experience at NHRA U.S. Nationals," 5 Sep. 2020 Correspondent Lee Cowan talks with the legendary announcer who shares the stories behind some of his unique artifacts of baseball history. CBS News, "This week on "Sunday Morning" (September 6)," 3 Sep. 2020 The announcer reminded the crowd several times to continue wearing masks and social distancing. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Dart’s 6 TD passes lead Corner Canyon past Bingham 42-20," 29 Aug. 2020 Brad Baker, a former staff member who worked for the team’s former play-by-play announcer and senior vice president, Larry Michael, said that at Snyder’s behest Michael made a lewd video recording of the outtakes of a cheerleader photo shoot. Ken Belson, New York Times, "After New Harassment Claims, Snyder Vows More Oversight of Washington N.F.L. Team," 26 Aug. 2020

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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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16 Oct 2020

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“Announcer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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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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