news·​cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast How to pronounce newscast (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of news

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newscaster \ ˈnüz-​ˌka-​stər How to pronounce newscaster (audio) , ˈnyüz-​ \ noun

Examples of newscast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2017, the FCC criticized Sinclair for running promotions that appeared within its newscasts without any disclaimers. Meg James, Los Angeles Times, "FCC slaps Sinclair Broadcast with a record $48-million fine for ‘unacceptable’ conduct," 6 May 2020 Before joining the network in June 2007, Davis was anchor of the weekend evening newscasts at WTHR-TV in Indianapolis. ABC News, "Linsey Davis," 25 Feb. 2020 Then, for nearly a week, Mr. Xi didn’t appear on state television’s evening newscast or the front pages of the People’s Daily, the Communist Party’s official mouthpiece. Lingling Wei, WSJ, "China’s Leader Wages a War on Two Fronts—Viral and Political," 7 Feb. 2020 Burris most recently anchored weekend newscasts at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. oregonlive, "More Portland TV news changes, as KOIN debuts new morning show on KRCW-TV," 3 Feb. 2020 According to Variety's Brian Steinberg, the big three nightly newscasts, often dismissed as dinosaurs, have had a combined audience of about 31 million viewers a night in recent weeks. Brian Stelter, CNN, "During a national emergency, Trump clings to his television home, Fox News," 17 Apr. 2020 Live BETTER Shopping In memoriam: Jim Lehrer Jim Lehrer, the venerable journalist who co-founded the PBS' nightly newscast, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, the network said. NBC News, "China coronavirus death toll climbs, impeachment trial recap, and Coco Gauff does it again: The Morning Rundown," 24 Jan. 2020 Reports of Taylor's testimony led most newscasts, websites and newspapers late Tuesday and Wednesday. Alan Fram,, "Most Republicans still standing by Trump, gingerly, after diplomat William Taylor’s closed-door testimony in House impeachment inquiry," 24 Oct. 2019 Reports of Taylor’s testimony led most newscasts, websites and newspapers late Tuesday and Wednesday., "Asked if Taylor’s testimony was a rough day for the White House and Republicans, No. 2 Senate GOP leader John Thune of South Dakota said, ‘‘Probably one of many.’’," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of newscast

circa 1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for newscast

news + broadcast

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The first known use of newscast was circa 1934

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21 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Newscast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of newscast

chiefly US : a radio or television program that reports the news


news·​cast | \ ˈnüz-ˌkast How to pronounce newscast (audio) , ˈnyüz- \

Kids Definition of newscast

: a radio or television broadcast of information on recent events

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