auctioneer

noun
auc·​tion·​eer | \ ˌȯk-shə-ˈnir How to pronounce auctioneer (audio) \

Definition of auctioneer

: an agent who sells goods at auction

Examples of auctioneer in a Sentence

The auctioneer started the bidding at $100.
Recent Examples on the Web First discovered in the 1950s, the bovine pair was stolen by art smugglers in the early 1990s, only to resurface nearly three decades later on a British auctioneer’s website, reports Dalya Alberge for the . Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "After 30 Years, Looted Kushan Bull Sculpture Will Return to Afghanistan’s Kabul Museum," 23 Jan. 2020 While Kruse's style was more wry and understated, Krone proved to be a live wire auctioneer. Pamela Chelin, Billboard, "Steely Dan's Walter Becker Estate Auction Fetches $3.3M on Hundreds of Guitars, Amps & More," 21 Oct. 2019 When Bonnell is intellectually stimulated or annoyed, which is most of the time, his rate of speech rises to that of a seasoned auctioneer. Trevor Quirk, Wired, "Can This Notorious Troll Turn People Away From Extremism?," 15 Jan. 2020 Shorty Yeaman will return as the auctioneer and Jody Teykl as the DJ. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend-area calendar of events for the week beginning Jan. 15," 14 Jan. 2020 Take note of how other buyers bid and listen to the cadence of the auctioneer’s delivery. Nerdwallet, cleveland, "Tips and traps when buying a used car at auction," 21 Dec. 2019 Philomène Wolf, the auctioneer who discovered the painting, told Le Parisien. Reis Thebault, Washington Post, "A masterpiece hung above a woman’s hot plate for years. It could be worth millions.," 25 Sep. 2019 The owner of Billy Long Auctions, LLC, Long worked as an auctioneer for 30 years in Missouri, according to his campaign site. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Rep. Billy Long, an auctioneer, drowns out protester shouting at Twitter's Jack Dorsey during hearing," 6 Sep. 2018 Shorty Yeaman will return as the auctioneer and Jody Teykl as the DJ. Houston Chronicle, "Fort Bend County calendar of events for the week beginning Dec. 25," 25 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of auctioneer

circa 1708, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of auctioneer was circa 1708

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“Auctioneer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/auctioneer?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=a&file=auctio03. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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auctioneer

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How to pronounce auctioneer (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of auctioneer

: a person who runs an auction

auctioneer

noun
auc·​tion·​eer | \ ˌȯk-shə-ˈnir How to pronounce auctioneer (audio) \

Kids Definition of auctioneer

: a person who runs an auction

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